Welsh farmers offered £6m to tackle agricultural pollution

The Sustainable Production Grant scheme will open on 3rd September

The Welsh Government has announced a new £6 million fund to enable farmers to tackle agricultural pollution and improve water, soil and air quality.

The Sustainable Production Grant (SPG) will open on 3rd September and provide between £12,000 and £50,000 as a maximum 40% contribution to project costs.

The scheme aims to support projects that invest in facilities and equipment that relate to crop storage, production housing and handling, renewable energy production and soil and crop management.

Lesley Griffiths, Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs said: “The impacts of on-farm pollution affecting water quality and wildlife have increased recently, often due to poor slurry storage and dirty water handling facilities.

“Our next round of the SPG will focus on supporting farmers to deliver our objectives of enhanced nutrient management, safeguarding and improving water, soil and air quality by reducing pollution. The investment will support farmers to address these important issues and ensure current and future generations continue to benefit from our natural resources.”

The funding offer will close on 26th October 2018.

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