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Defra opens £2 million fund to restore flood-affected farmland in UK

Christian Fernsby |
A £2 million fund to help farmers affected by summer flooding has opened for applications.

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Topics: DEFRA    FLOOD    FARM    UK   

Through the Farming Recovery Fund, farmers in parts of North Yorkshire and Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, who have suffered uninsurable damage to their property can now apply for grants between £500 and £25,000 to cover a number of repair costs.

This comes after the Government confirmed up to £5.25 million to support wider recovery work in the area, including the repair of roads and bridges and activating the Bellwin scheme, which can be utilised when an emergency involving the destruction of or danger to life or property occurs, to reimburse local authorities for emergency work in flood-affected areas.

Grants under the Farming Recovery Fund are available for a range of farm restoration work, including rebuilding dry stone walls, re-cultivating productive land and replacing damaged field gates.

A handbook has been published today with full details of what is eligible and how to apply for funding.

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