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Farming Innovation Programme

Updated: Oct 20

A new grant window is set to open on Wednesday 20th October.



There are 4 types of projects available under this grant:


  1. Research starter projects - applications close 24th November 2021

  2. Feasibility projects - applications close 1st December 2021

  3. Small research and development partnership projects - applications close 1st December 2021

  4. Large research and development partnership projects - launching 2022

This grant forms part of the Farming Innovation Programme, which has a pot of £17.5 million available. All applications are competitive. The programmes aims are to:

  • help farmers, growers and foresters increase productivity, sustainability and resilience

  • reduce the environmental impact of agriculture and horticulture

  • apply agricultural research to provide real benefits for farmers, growers and foresters

  • use science to develop solutions for the practical challenges in agriculture and horticulture

It is thought that there will be a number of rounds available for this grant over coming years.


If you would like any assistance with an application here please do not hesitate to get in touch with Gemma on gemma@blackdownconsulting.co.uk or 07533340847


For more information please see the new Farming Innovation website:

Farming Innovation Programme – Farming Innovation Programme (ukri.org)


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