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Flood Funding Available

Farmers affected by recent floods are now able to apply for a grant to help repair man-made floodbanks.

The Agricultural Floodbank Repair Grant Scheme was announced by the First Minister earlier this year, with £1 million being set aside to fund the repair of man-made floodbanks on farms in nine local authorities: Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Borders, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, South Lanarkshire, Aberdeenshire, City of Aberdeen, Angus and East Ayrshire. It will cover the standard costs of repairs up to a cap of £20,000 per business.

Applications for the Agricultural Floodbank Repair Grant Scheme are available online at the Rural Payments and Services website here... 

Completed forms (along with supporting evidence) should be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Monday, 29 February, 2016, however, if farmers are in a position to apply in advance of the end of this window the Scottish Government would encourage them to do so in order that checks on applications can be made with a view to approving applications as soon as is practicable after 29 February.

Farmers must also post a signed hard copy to:

RPID

P1 Spur

Saughton House

Broomhouse Drive

Edinburgh

EH11 3XD

Paper applications are also available in local area offices.

Following confirmation that their application has been approved farmers will have until June 30, 2016 to complete the repairs.

 

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