The Farming Recovery Fund

The Farming Recovery Fund provides a contribution to help those farmers whose agricultural land has been affected by flooding that is declared a natural disaster by the Government.

What is the Farming Recovery Fund?

The Farming Recovery Fund supports the cost of repair and reinstatement, to return the land and/or infrastructure to the condition it was in before the natural disaster. Only certain uninsurable recovery works are eligible for funding, including:

  • repairing stone walls, fences, gates and gateways, tracks and bridges;
  • restoring land by removing debris, re-cultivating and reseeding with grass or cover crop.

The scheme is administered by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) on behalf of Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Eligible flooding events

Published 18 December 2015
Last updated 18 June 2020 + show all updates
  1. Collection updated with Agricultural Land flooded in February 2020 link

  2. Farming Recovery Fund 2019: Wainfleet and North Yorkshire is closed.

  3. We have added a link to Farm Recovery Fund Extension 2020

  4. New guidance 'Claiming BPS and greening payments in extreme weather' added to 'Other related information',

  5. Page updated to include link to the Farming Recovery Fund 2019 Extension and the application form and guidance document.

  6. Flooding info updated

  7. updated for 2019

  8. First published.