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Farm recovery fund extended to Greater Manchester

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Flood-affected farmers from Greater Manchester can now apply for the Government’s farming recovery scheme.

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Farmers affected by flooding can claim grants between £300 and £20,000
Farmers affected by flooding can claim grants between £300 and £20,000

Defra has extended its flooding recovery grant to help farmers in Greater Manchester who were affected by Storm Desmond or Storm Eva.

 

Grants worth between £500 and £20,000 will be available to help with uninsurable losses including removal of gravel and debris from farmland, to reinstate boundaries and gates and re-cultivate grass and arable land.

 

Extended deadline

 

Farmers from Greater Manchester have an extended deadline of April 15 to submit an application via the Rural Payments Agency.

 

Farmers from flood-affected areas where the scheme is already open in Cumbria, Northumberland, Lancashire, Yorkshire and parts of County Durham have submitted more than 400 applications worth £4.4 million, with more than £1.5 million already approved.

 

Farming minister, George Eustice said the fund is being extended so the ’small number of farmers in Greater Manchester affected by December’s floods can access the same support’.

 

Helping farmers

 

He said: "These payments to help farmers get back on their feet are part of a wider £200 million package of government support set up to help communities affected by the devastating floods in Northern England.

 

“So far over 400 applications worth £4.4million have been submitted by flood-affected farmers in Northern England. I would urge any farmer who wants to submit an application to do so as soon as possible.”

 

  • Farmers from Cumbria, Northumberland, Lancashire, Yorkshire and County Durham who have not yet submitted an application are urged to do so as soon as possible before the April 1 deadline.

 

Grants can be claimed to contribute to the cost of restoring farmland

This includes:

  • the restoration of productive stock proof grassland
  • the restoration of productive arable and horticultural land
  • the restoration of field access or track ways, fencing or gates or water troughs
  • the restoration of drainage on flood-damaged holdings

 

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