Countryside Productivity Scheme (CPS) offers large grants between £35,000 and £1million for up to 40% of the cost of investments in certain capital items. The full list of eligible items and all guidance can be found here.
Some example of items that could be fundable are
- Timber processors and harvesters which can fell, de-limb, cut to length and sort in one operation,
- Wood chippers which are crane fed and capable of producing high quality wood chip from virgin fibre for biomass heating systems,
- Construction of covered areas designed specifically for processing, storage and seasoning of timber and processed firewood. Stores specifically designed for woodchip may also be eligible.
This round of CPS closes on 3 April 2018.