Flood hit farmers can apply for £35,000 grant

Farmers who were affected by flooding can now apply for grants of up to £35,000 to help get their land back into production as quickly as possible. Farmers can now apply for the larger grant under phase two of the Farming Recovery Fund. The deadline for applications is 27 June 2014.

The government have already been taking bids for grants of up to £5,000 as part of phase one of the £10 million fund which was announced in February. However, they have kept money in reserve for the worst affected farmers who needed longer to assess the extent of flood damage once the land had dried out.  Farmers who have already applied for the first grant can also apply for the second larger grant, up to a collective total of £35,000.

For further information and to apply please visit the website.