Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme (SACGS)

Updated: Sep 8, 2020

This is a pilot grant scheme. The scheme opens for applications on Monday 7th of September 2020 and closes to applications midnight Sunday 11th of October 2020.

The Agricultural Transformation Programme (ATP) was announced in Programme for Government 2019-2020 to promote changes in the Scottish Agricultural sector to meet challenging Climate Change targets.

We are launching a pilot grant scheme called the Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme (SACGS) to provide grant funding for farmers and crofters to purchase specific items of agricultural equipment.

The main objectives/expected outcomes of the scheme is to:

  • protecting and improving the natural environment

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions from farming operations

  • support sustainable farming

  • support sustainable land use

The capital items that can be applied for through the SACGS have been chosen for their effectiveness in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as well supporting sustainable farming, by improving land and livestock management.