New Entrants Capital Grant Scheme

March 2018 - although the New Entrants and Young Farmers start up grants have closed until further notice, this scheme remains open.

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This scheme provides grants for people new to farming to make improvements to their agricultural business and help to promote sustainable development.

Funding can be used for capital projects, such as the construction or improvement of agricultural buildings.

Funding for eligible capital projects can cover all aspects of the project, including the cost of materials,
transportation of materials, costs of contractors and your own labour.

The total amount of grant aid you can apply for in any two-year period is:

  • individuals: up to £25,000
  • groups: up to £125,000

Full scheme guidance

Full guidance

Forms

Scheme delivery

This scheme is delivered through:

The Scottish Rural Development Programme logo