RPA seeking producers to test online slurry grant application service
17th Aug 2022 / By Alistair Driver
The Rural Payment Agency (RPA) is seeking farmers, including pig producers, to test the new Slurry Infrastructure Grant online application checker.
This autumn, the RPA will be launching a new grant to improve or expand slurry storage capacity and improve the use of organic nutrients on farms.
The grant will help farmers already using a slurry system upgrade their slurry storage, to reach 6 months storage capacity and to cover grant funded stores with impermeable covers. It is open to pig, beef and dairy farmers in England.
The minimum grant will be £25,000 and the maximum grant will be £250,000 for each applicant business.
RPA is looking to conduct some user testing and is looking for a small number of pig, beef and dairy farmer volunteers to test an online application service this month. This service will form the first stage in making a grant application under new grant and should take no longer than 25 minutes.
What you’ll be asked to do
You will be given a username and password so you can access the online service and will be asked to answer a series of simple questions about a proposed project to increase your slurry storage capacity.
This can be a project you might be planning or a proposed project you might like to do in the future.
This will help RPA finalise the eligibility process to ensure it works for you as an applicant.
The testing is planned for a week during the last two weeks of August. If you register your interest to be involved, RPA will send instructions on the exact dates and what they would like you to do closer to the time.
You can carryout the testing whatever time suits you during the week the testing is open.
If you can help with this, please send your name and email address to by August 17.
Further information about the Slurry Infrastructure grant can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/slurry-infrastructure-grant
You can read a blog here: Farming investment fund new slurry infrastructure grants coming in autumn 2022.
Your support is very much appreciated, RPA said.