Further to our news story earlier in the year we can confirm that the application process for the new Slurry Infrastructure Grant, which helps livestock farmers improve or expand upon their slurry storage capacity as well as funding the fitting of impermeable covers, opens on Tuesday 6th December.
There are two stages to the application process:
An online checker will open on 6 December 2022 and close on 31 January 2023.
You need to use the checker to see whether you can apply for a Slurry Infrastructure grant and estimate how much you could get based on your storage needs.
During this stage you’ll be asked how much storage you need to reach 6 months serviceable storage.
Once the online checker closes, the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) will identify applications which have a higher environmental benefit. This will be based on location and proximity to areas where action is most needed to reduce pollution from agriculture.
Those invited to make a full application will need to submit details about their project.
These will be shared with the Environment Agency who will conduct a location and design check. This is to ensure that storage plans meet regulations and will reach at least 6 months storage.
Should there be an over-subscription of applications the RPA will prioritise according to benefit.