Farming Recovery Fund Provides Relief for Flood-affected Farmers

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is administering the Farming Recovery Fund, offering assistance to farmers whose agricultural land endured flooding between 2 and 12 January. The aim of the fund is to support farmers in reinstating their land to productivity swiftly.

Eligible farmers in England, whose land suffered uninsurable damage during Storm Henk, will receive communication from the RPA regarding a grant to aid in the restoration of their flooded land.

Each applicant will receive £130 per hectare of eligible land, with a minimum grant of £500 and a maximum of £25,000. The RPA will specify the eligible hectares for each applicant.

Initially, the fund will be accessible in areas where the Flood Recovery Framework has been activated to address the most severely impacted regions, including Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, West Northamptonshire, Wiltshire, and Worcestershire.

Eligible farmers are being directly contacted by the RPA, outlining the support available, and detailing the claims process. The RPA will determine the grant amount based on the land details provided through the Rural Payments service.

Farmers are required to download, review, and sign the form provided by the RPA, with submissions due by 10 July 2024.

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