The “Sustainable Agricultural Capital Grant Scheme” –  SACGS – offers funding for farmers and crofters to purchase specific items of equipment to support them in the delivery of Direct Greenhouse Gas reductions on Scottish Farms and Crofts. The funding will be 50% of the cost of the equipment up to a maximum of £ 20,000.

The main objectives/expected outcomes of the scheme is to support Scottish Agriculture’s contribution to Scotland’s statutory emissions reductions targets through:
· protecting and improving the natural environment;
· reduce greenhouse gas emissions from farming operations;
· support sustainable farming;
· support sustainable land use

When can you apply?
This is a pilot grant scheme. The scheme opened for applications on Monday 7th of September 2020 and closes to applications midnight Sunday 11th of October 2020.

Who can apply?
Scottish Farmers and crofters (including livestock, dairy, arable and horticultural sectors) with a Business Reference Number (BRN) can apply for this grant.  Agent’s mandated to maintain and submit Single Application Forms on behalf of a farmer or crofter, can submit an application on behalf of their clients.

The opportunity comes to an end on Sunday 11 October 2020.

Please find below links which may be helpful.  If you would like assistance or further information on this then please contact one of Agriculture Team on 01292 265071.








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