September deadline for New Entrants schemes

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Two Scottish Rural Development Programme schemes to help new entrants to farming close for applications at the end of September.

In 2015 there will be one application window, which closes on 30 September, for the Young Farmers Start-Up Grant Scheme and the New Entrant Start-Up Grant Scheme. 

The Young Farmers Start-Up Grant Scheme is aimed at those who are starting an agricultural business for the first time or who are taking over an existing agricultural business.

The New Entrant Start-Up Grant Scheme is aimed at those who started their agricultural business in the last 12 months.

Funding can be used to help with many of the costs associated with starting up an agricultural business. This could include purchasing land, equipment, machinery or livestock, or constructing buildings or infrastructure.

Visit the Rural Payments and Services website for more information about the scheme and how to apply.