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