This grant is specifically designed to support the construction, renovation, or replacement of buildings dedicated to housing calves aged between 0 and 6 months. The buildings must be permanent and securely attached to a foundation, intended for use for at least 5 years.
Applicants can apply for a minimum of £15,000 and a maximum of £500,000. The grant will cover up to 40% of eligible project costs. This opportunity is available exclusively in England.
To be eligible for this grant, applicants must either own the land or hold a tenancy agreement for a minimum of five years. Please note that work cannot commence until the date specified in the Grant funding agreement, which will be provided upon successful application.
Additionally, the grant supports the installation of solar panels, with up to 25% of the cost being eligible for grant support.
If upgrading the electricity supply, the eligible cost must be directly related to the project, and detailed evidence of the power requirement must be provided in the full application
Calf Housing Specifications: Calf housing must adhere to the following criteria:
The grant covers various aspects of the project, including structures, fixtures, fittings, delivery and installation of eligible items, and rooftop-mounted PV solar panels (only applicable for new or upgraded calf housing). It also includes supporting equipment and structures for PV solar panels, such as solar racking, DC to AC power inverters, performance monitoring systems, and storage (including solar batteries and grid connection costs). One-off alterations to the electrical or water supply to adapt or upgrade buildings to accommodate new equipment or drinking facilities are also eligible for funding.