Guidance

Farming Investment Fund

Information about funding for farmers, foresters, growers and contractors about grants for investing in new technology

Applies to England

The Farming Investment Fund (FIF) provides grants to improve productivity and bring environmental benefits. FIF is made up of 2 separate funds:

  • Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (for grants between £2,000 and £25,000)
  • Farming Transformation Fund (for grants between £35,000 and £500,000)

Farming Equipment and Technology Fund

This fund provides grants towards the cost of equipment and technology to improve the productivity of farms in a sustainable way.

How to apply

The Round 1 application period opens on 16 November 2021 and will close on 7 January 2022.

Read the FETF Round 1 manual for full details about who is eligible and what you can get funding for before you apply.

Apply now for a Round 1 FETF grant

FETF contact details and accessibility information

Email FETFEnquiries@rpa.gov.uk or call the RPA helpline on 03000 200 301 and select the option for the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund.

Read the FETF accessibility statement.

Farming Transformation Fund

This fund provides grants towards large capital items to help businesses improve productivity, profitability, and environmental sustainability. They are:

  • Water Management
  • Improving Farm Productivity
  • Adding Value

Water Management grant

The Water Management grant is open for applications and will close on 12 January 2022.

Read more information about the Farming Transformation Fund Water Management grant, including how to find out if your project is eligible and how to start your application.

What happens next

RPA will assess the information you submit. If your project is suitable, you will be asked to submit a full application.

FTF contact details

Email FTF@rpa.gov.uk or call the RPA helpline on 03000 200 301 and select the option for the Farming Transformation Fund.

Published 16 November 2021