This program runs from 31 July 2017 and will close to applications on 3 April 2018.

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:

The minimum grant request in each case is £35,000.

The grants are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

For more details and how to apply please visit: www.gov.uk/guidance