Grants for Forestry Machinary

November 28, 2011

Defra has launched the new Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme (FFIS), which is part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).

The scheme aims to help farming, forestry and horticultural businesses in England to use resources more efficiently.

Some £20 million is available under FFIS until December 2013. The grants are for capital items, such as timber processors, forwarders, forestry trailers and tractor mounted forestry grabs, and the grant rate available is up to 40% in non-upland areas, and up to 50% in upland areas. The maximum grant allowable per project is £25,000 and the minimum grant is £2,500.

More details are at www.defra.gov.uk/publications/2011/11/10/pb13678-ffis-guidance

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