The RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme provides funding for projects in England which improve productivity in the farming and forestry sectors and help create jobs and growth in the rural economy.
It is administered by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA).
Under the RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme, there are grants for:
- small grants
- water resource management and reservoirs
- improving forestry productivity
- adding value to Agri-food
- improving farm productivity
The grants are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
Government guarantees about funding after the UK leaves the EU
The government has guaranteed funding for the RDPE Countryside Productivity Small Grants if projects are:
- agreed and signed before 31 December 2020
- good value for money and
- in line with domestic strategic priorities
Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme
The RDPE Countryside Productivity Small Grant (CPSG) scheme provides funding for farmers to purchase equipment to improve the productivity of their farm. The scheme is different to other parts of the Countryside Productivity scheme as it uses an online application process and is targeted at supporting investment for specific pieces of agricultural equipment.
How to apply and find out more on the GOV.UK website.