|SAF Deadline Extension||
The SAF deadline has now been extended to 15th June 2020 and all subsequent deadlines which follow will also be extended by a month, including for submitting supporting evidence.
Please be aware that the BPS ‘land at your disposal’ date remains 15 May 2020.
|15 June 2020|
|BPS Transfer of Entitlements||
You can now transfer BPS entitlements through sale, lease or inheritance via your RPW online account. The recipient of entitlements transferred by sale or lease must meet the Active Farmer requirements (see SAF Rules for details).
|15 May 2020|
|BPS Greening Requirements||
The three crop rule crop diversification requirements for the 2020 BPS year will no longer apply. Seed receipts need not be submitted however Ecological Focus Area requirements remain in place.
The system cannot be changed at this late date to stop warnings appearing on the SAF when the three crop rule is not met - a message will therefore appear and can be ignored.
|Glastir Small Grants: Landscape and Pollinators||
Due to the covid pandemic, RPW have confirmed that the deadline for Glastir Small Grants: Landscape and Pollinators capital works has been extended to 30 September 2020 so that work can be conducted in September after the hedge cutting closed period.
|30 September 2020|
|Glastir Woodland Creation (GWC)||
The 9th Expression of Interest window is now open for the GWC scheme.
|12 June 2020|
|Sustainable Production Grant Applications||
If you are required to submit a full Sustainable Production Grant (SPG) application and are struggling to complete the paperwork, for example the three quotations for work, as builders aren’t visiting farms or consultants are delayed to undertake nutrient management plans, RPW have stated that “the current advice is that farmers should continue to submit their applications. If you are unable to submit all of the documentation required, you should notify the RPW Customer Contact Centre immediately”.
|Farming Connect Funding for Training Application Window||
The next funding application for training will open on 4 May and close on 26 June 2020.
Those registering for the first time in order to apply for a funded training course or update their account details should contact Farming Connect before 5pm on 22 June 2020.
|4th May - 26th June 2020|
|Dŵr Cymru Pesticide Scheme||
Dŵr Cymru have relaunched their free and confidential Pesticide Disposal Scheme for farmers, growers, gamekeepers, foresters and land managers to safely dispose of any wanted or out of date pesticides and herbicides.
|Extended to 29 May 2020|