Guidance

Small Grant scheme - livestock handling items in short supply

Some livestock handling items are in short supply. Find out what’s available to help you submit your Countryside Productivity Small Grant (CPSG) scheme claim

If you’ve received a grant under the Countryside Productivity Small Grant (CPSG) scheme, you may find that a small number of livestock handling items are in short supply. These are:

  • SG1 – mobile cattle handling system
  • SG2 - fixed cattle handling system
  • SG5 – cattle squeeze crush
  • SG27 – mobile sheep handling system
  • SG28 – fixed sheep handling system

The CPSG scheme rules state that grant recipients have 150 days from the date of their Grant Funding Agreement (GFA) to purchase, take delivery and pay for the grant funded equipment and submit the grant claim. The 150 day date is shown in your GFA.

However, we have amended the rules for these items in short supply for the first round of CPSG 2018. If you are unable get the items shown above, this will help you to submit your grant claim within the 150 day period.

You can choose one of the following options:

  1. Withdraw from your Round 1 GFA. You will not be able to claim grant on any items if you have already purchased them. You can reapply in the autumn of this year for Round 2.
  2. Continue to purchase the items that you have a grant offer for. You will need to:
  • order, pay in full for, take delivery of and install all other items included in your GFA before the end of the 150 day period * Bullet 2
  • order and pay in full for the livestock handling items at your own risk before the end of the150 day period
  • submit your grant claim before the end of the 150 day period shown in your GFA and tell us the expected delivery date for the livestock handling items
  • take delivery of the livestock handling items and send RPA proof these have been delivered to your farm, such as a delivery note, by 29 March 2019. RPA will then process your grant claim.
  1. Keep to the terms of your original agreement. This means all items must be bought, installed and working within 150 days

If you have already withdrawn from your GFA due to the short supply of the items shown above, and you want to take up option 2 above, you can ask RPA to reinstate your GFA, by completing the template that has been emailed to you. If you withdraw, at any time, from Round 1, you will be able to reapply under Round 2. Details of Round 2 will be available on GOV.UK in the autumn.

Published 19 June 2018