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...
Farmers must also post a signed hard copy to:
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.