05 August 2019 / Categories: News Countryside Productivity Small Grants (CPSG) scheme Round 2. NOW OPEN! The RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme provides funding for projects in England which improve productivity in the farming and forestry sectors and help create jobs and growth in the rural economy. It is administered by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA). Under the RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme, there are grants for: Small grants. Water resource management and reservoirs. Improving forestry productivity. Adding value to Agri-food. Improving farm productivity. The grants are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). The RDPE Countryside Productivity Small Grant (CPSG) scheme provides funding for farmers to purchase equipment to improve the productivity of their farm. The scheme is different to other parts of the Countryside Productivity scheme as it uses an online application process and is targeted at supporting investment for specific pieces of agricultural equipment. Round 2 The Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme Round 2 is now open. Farmers can apply for funding towards specific items of equipment listed at Annex 3 of the Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme Round 2 handbook. All the items have been identified following consultation with industry groups and suppliers as helping achieve improvements in either: Technical efficiency Animal health and welfare Resource efficiency, or Nutrient management Who can apply Farmers (including livestock, dairy, arable and horticultural sectors) can apply for this grant. Please read the Round 2 handbook below to find out more. This scheme is only open to farmers based in England. When can you apply The Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme Round 2 is open between 9 July 2019 and midday on 3 September 2019. Please remember to check your details on the Rural Payments service before you apply for this grant. You must make sure they exactly match with the details in your application form, or your application will be rejected. More information on how to apply can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/countryside-productivity-scheme Previous Article Get involved in IPPR North Survey of SMEs Next Article ScaleUp Institute Survey 2019 Print 1912 Rate this article: No rating Tags: Cumbria Carlisle Farming CPSG Countryside Grant Funding Agriculture Please login or register to post comments.