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RDPE Small Grant Scheme

Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme (CPSG) Round 2 Handbook -Datamars relevant products eligible for Grant Aid

The Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme Round 2 is now available for all farm types including livestock, horticulture and arable businesses, with a total of £15 million available.

For Round 2 funding:

26 new items have been added to the list of equipment available. Applicants for Round 1 funding can also submit a new application to receive funding in Round 2. The total value of both applications must not be more than £12,000 successful applicants will need to provide photos of the items working on their farm (Round 1 was approx. Feb 2018).

Those Datamars products not included in Round 1 but now included in Round 2 are shown below).

  • R2-SG66 EID Panel (race) Reader for cattle Pair of antenna with built in reader, with bluetooth connection. Must be able to read HDX and FDX B tags.

  • R2-SG69 EID Panel (race) Reader for sheep Single antenna with static / race reader, with bluetooth connection. Must be able to read HDX and FDX B tags.

  • R2-SG67 Automatic Weighing and Drafting Crate for sheep Using EID tags the crate must be able to automatically draft out animals based on current weight or any electronically saved data on the animal e.g. age, sex. The system must include auto drafting crate and control system with fully automated entry and exit gates. Note weigh bars and panel reader (weigh head or recorder are included within this spec).

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 you can 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.

How to apply Access the online portal and start your application now. Fill in your application online and sign up to the terms and conditions of the scheme.

What happens next

Claimants will be emailed after the date that the funding round closes to let you know if your application has been approved. When you receive this email you can purchase your items.

After you have purchased all your items, you can claim your money.

Full details are included on the Govt. website;

SG23 Auto Cattle Weighing Equipment

R2-SG66 EID Panel (race) Reader for cattle

R2-SG67 Automatic Weighing and Drafting Crate for sheep

R2-SG69 EID Panel (race) Reader for sheep

SG32 Electronic Pig Weighing and Sorting Facility

SG7 Electronic Weigh System (all species)

SG8 Weigh Bars (all species)

SG34 EID Hand Held Recorder Device

SG35 EID Hand Held Device (stick reader)

SG35 Pasture Plate Meter (Handheld)

SG39 Electric Fencer Energiser

  • Speedrite S150

  • Speedrite S500


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