Slurry Infrastructure Grant

You can apply for the Slurry Infrastructure grant from autumn 2022.

You can apply for a grant if your farming system produces slurry and you farm:

  • pigs
  • beef
  • dairy

You cannot apply if you’re a:

  • poultry or arable-only farmer
  • contractor
  • horticultural grower

You are not eligible for this grant if you already have 6 months of slurry storage that is fit for purpose.

You could get a 50% grant towards the cost of:

  • a range of slurry store types
  • impermeable covers
  • extra equipment like pumps, pipes and safety equipment
  • minimum grant you can apply for is £25,000. The maximum grant is £250,000.

In the first year the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) will prioritise projects that have the biggest environmental impact, focusing on those located near protected sites. RPA will say which locations it will prioritise before applications open.

It will be a 2-stage process

Stage 1: check if you’re eligible using an online checker

The RPA will ask you questions about the store including:

  • current and planned storage capacity
  • location
  • status of planning permission

This process will take about 10 minutes if you have all the project details.

If your project is identified as high priority for round 1, the RPA will invite you to submit a full application.

Stage 2: make a full application

You will need to complete the application form and send it with your supporting documents to RPA.

You’ll also need to produce a project plan including:

  • details about the store design and location
  • how you calculated the storage capacity needs
  • confirmation that the store meets with storing slurry rules and build standard requirements

More information will be available in summer 2022.

You can apply for the Slurry Infrastructure grant from autumn 2022.