The FETF provides grants for farming equipment and technology that supports improvements in productivity, slurry management and animal health and welfare.

The fund is now split up into three separate grants; productivity, slurry and animal health and welfare equipment.

Productivity -  There are now 85 different items (24 of these being completely new) of productivity equipment and you can apply for a grant towards the cost of any of these items. 

Slurry -  There are now 17 different items of slurry equipment to help improve the collection and spreading of slurry, you can apply for a grant to go towards any of these. Applications for slurry items are scored on improving slurry management, environmental benefit and level of adoption by the industry.

Animal Health & Welfare -  Animal health and welfare grants are available to commercial farmers, there are more than 130 items available in 2024, including 29 new ones. 

At the beginning of March, the grants for Productivity and Slurry Management items were made available to apply for, through the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund.

Today, Wednesday 20th March 2024, DEFRA have announced that you can now apply for the Animal Health & Welfare grants, this particular FETF grant goes towards the cost of items on a list that help to improve an animals health and welfare.

You can apply for one grant from each of the three themes, successful applicants will receive a grant of:

  • A minimum of £1,000 and a maximum of £50,000 towards productivity items
  •  A minimum of £1,000 and a maximum of £50,000 towards slurry items
  •  A minimum of £1,000 and a maximum of £25,000 towards animal health and welfare items

As of today, Wednesday 20th March 2024, 

Click here for the full details on how to apply:

For more information, please don't hesitate to contact your local H&H office:

  •  North Lakes - 01228 406260
  •  South Lakes - 01539 721375
  • North East - 0191 370 8530
  •  North Yorkshire - 01609 710377
  • Hexham - 01434 303615