Expression of Interest Window Dates

Scheme Summary Window Close
HCC Hill Ram Scheme The second expression of interest window is now open for HCC’s Hill Ram Scheme.  The scheme offers the chance for Welsh hill farmers to improve performance recording with the use of DNA parentage technology to help improve flock performance.  There are currently 29 flocks across Wales participating in the scheme and HCC is now looking to recruit a further 20 to join the scheme.  Those interested should contact the HCC on 01970 625050.  The EOI form can be found here. 31 March 2020
Farming Connect Agri Academy The application window for the 2020 Agri Academy is now open.  The Academy provides training, mentoring and support in 3 sessions throughout the programme.  There are 2 separate elements, the Business and Innovation Programme, and the Junior Programme.  Follow here and select the programme you are interested in to find out more information, key dates and how to apply. 31 March 2020
Glastir Small Grants Claim Deadline The deadline to claim for Glastir Small Grants work is 31 March 2020.  By this date, all applicants must have completed the practical work, taken geo-tag photos and filled in the claims form.  Boundaries such as hedges and fences must be measures to ensure the claimant does not over-claim. 31 March 2020
Dŵr Cymru Pesticide Scheme Dŵr Cymru will be relaunching 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Disposal Scheme for farmers, growers, gamekeepers, foresters and land managers to safely dispose of any wanted or out of date pesticides and herbicides.  See here for further information on how to register. Participants that took part in 2019 can take part again in 2020 and dispose of 30L/Kg of eligible products for free. Register between 1 - 31 March 2020
Farm Business Grant The 7th expression of interest window is now open. In order to be eligible, scheme members will have had to attend a previous Farming Connect event - ‘Farming for the Future’. To clarify, those who have received funding through the Sustainable Production Grant can also apply for funding through this EOI window of the Farm Business Grant.
Contact Farming Connect to book your place.
10 April 2020
BPS Transfer of Entitlements You can now transfer BPS entitlements through sale, lease or inheritance.  It must be accessed through the RPW online account.  The recipient of entitlements transferred by sale or lease must meet the Active Farmer requirements (see SAF Rules for details). 30 April 2020
Glastir Small Grants: Landscape and Pollinators Due to the recent flooding and wet weather, the deadline to claim for Glastir (Landscape and Pollinators) work has been extended until 31 May 2020.
Cross Compliance regulations do not permit hedgerow restoration works (coppicing, laying) to be completed after 31 March therefore must be completed beforehand however claims can be made up until 31 May via RPW Online.
All work must include ‘before’ and ‘after’ geotagged photographs.
31 May 2020
Glastir Woodland Restoration (GWR) The 8th Expression of Interest window is now open for the Glastir Woodland Restoration scheme.
GWR provides capital works for restocking, fencing and associated operations on sites containing larch and up to 50% non-larch species.
Applicants will have to submit their supporting felling licence or felling licence application when expressing an interest. Welsh Government will not consider any documents that were submitted in a previous GWR window.
See here for further information and to express an interest.
24 April 2020
Glastir Woodland Creation (GWC) The 9th Expression of Interest window is now open for the Glastir Woodland Creation scheme.
The scheme provides financial support for capital works including planting, fencing and in certain circumstances, annual maintenance and premium payments.
You must contact a registered planner to discuss your proposals and they must then complete and submit an EOI on your behalf.
The land put forward to be planted must be registered with the Rural Payment Wales Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) and be under your full management control.
See here for further information and to express an interest.
12 June 2020