Farming and food grants and payments – guidance

Beef and dairy farmers: apply for a Farming Ammonia Reduction Grant

Get funding for covers to existing slurry stores to improve slurry as a fertiliser and reduce ammonia emissions from beef and dairy farms in England.

Documents

Farming Ammonia Reduction Grant Scheme: specifications for covers to slurry stores and lagoons

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Farming Ammonia Reduction Grant Scheme: application form (FARG1)

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Detail

You can apply for this grant to help pay for covers to existing slurry stores on dairy and beef farms in England.

Slurry store covers provide the benefit of:

  • protecting the store from rainwater and reducing storage and field application costs
  • reducing the loss of nitrogen and increase the quality of slurry as a fertiliser
  • reducing ammonia emissions and improving air quality
  • minimising odour emissions

You’ll receive one-to-one advice from a farm adviser on ways to reduce ammonia emissions and conserve nitrogen which could increase the efficiency and reduce costs of your farm system.

You’ll get:

  • £61.00 per square metre for self-supporting covers for slurry stores
  • £11.20 per square metre for floating covers for slurry stores and lagoons

Apply from 1 December 2016 to 31 January 2017. Late applications will not be accepted. Natural England will deal with applications in the order received if the scheme is over-subscribed.

Use the attached:

  • guidance to make sure you’re eligible and find out how to apply
  • specification for installing slurry store and lagoon covers

Complete the application form and send to:

Farming Ammonia Reduction Grant Scheme
Technical Services
Natural England
Apex Court
City Link
Nottingham
NG2 4LA

Telephone Natural England for:

  • general enquires - 0300 060 3900
  • help with your application form - 0208 026 2018