The Slurry Investment Fund (SIF) is expected to be opening in the Autumn 2022, which is going to provide grant funding of 50% to farmers with an existing slurry system for either diary, beef or pigs. The funding will be available for replacing, reconstructing or extending existing storage systems to ensure that farmers have 6 months storing capacity. There are two caveats one being that the storage will have to be covered following the works and secondly have a manure management plan in place. Farmers will be able to apply for between £25,000 & £250,000, a project cost therefore of between £50,000 and £500,000. This grant will be competitive and likely to be a two stage application process.
How can you prepare? In preparation for the grant opening, it would be appropriate to consider the amount of storage you will require moving forwards (working on a minimum of 6 months capacity), set up a manure management plan, apply for planning (if required) and consider how the remaining project will be funded.
If you would like help with any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss further.