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Farming Flood Grant Update

| Mark Chatterton | 9 April 2024

In January we looked at the havoc wreaked on farms in the Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Leicestershire areas having been some of the worst affected in the UK by adverse weather and storms in late 2023 and early 2024.

The UK government has today - 9 April - announced that the Farming Recovery Fund is now open to support farmers who suffered uninsurable damage to their land due to flooding.

Eligible farmers can access grants of between £500 and £25,000 to return their land to the condition it was before the storms. The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) will make contact with those eligible directly, to outline the support available to them through the Farming Recovery Fund, and how they can make a claim.

The fund – part of a broader scheme under the Flood Recovery Framework is initially available to farms in the local authorities that have experienced the highest levels of flooding, including Leicestershire, Lincolnshire Nottinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, West Northamptonshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. Consideration is being given to extending eligibility to other counties including Derbyshire, Norfolk, Berkshire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Staffordshire, and Yorkshire.

You can read the full Government announcement here.


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