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Improving Farming Productivity grant: dairy scoring update  

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The 2-step application process for the Improving Farm Productivity grant starts with an online eligibility checker. 

Unfortunately, the checker scored dairy sector applications ‘weak’ or ‘average’. It did not appear possible to score highly. 

This was investigated. A glitch in the scoring was identified and it has now been fixed.

We are sorry that this happened.  

People who applied (and were affected) will be contacted by the Rural Payments Agency and given an updated score. You do not need to resubmit your application. Please note that not all applications will automatically score higher.  

Those who were deterred from applying because of this are encouraged to try again.  

No one will be disadvantaged because of this.  

If you have any questions, please email the Rural Payments Agency 

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  1. Comment by P Barratt posted on

    So from this I am not sure whether the deadline has been extended?
    It looks like it.
    If so, when is the revised deadline for Dairy-related applications?

  2. Comment by The Team posted on


    The deadline is 16 March 2022.

    Best wishes,
    The Team


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