FRIP – Farm Resource Improvement Programme

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FRIP has been developed to help farmers and horticultural businesses in South East of England and London to improve competitiveness through resource efficiency and animal health and welfare practices. FRIP is a sub-programme under RDPE which aims to simplify the application process and will provide grants up to £25,000 per farm business. The programme will have application windows through the year, and new eligible items may be added for subsequent rounds.

What kinds of projects are covered?

Round One of FRIP provides funding under four headings and items which are eligible for grant funding include:

  • Energy efficiency – e.g. heat recovery devices, heat exchangers and ice builders.
  • Nutrient Management – e.g. mechanical slurry separator systems, macerators, slurry injectors and Global Positioning Systems.
  • Water Management – e.g fixed pumps, UV filtration systems, connecting piping and storage tanks enabling collection and recycling of rainwater from roofs and slurry/silage store roofs (as part of a rainwater harvesting project)
  • Animal Health and Welfare – e.g specialist livestock handling equipment, electronic weigh cells, dairy cluster flushing systems, heat detection systems,

Please note that funding will not be available for renewable energy projects until Round Three due to the current demarcation issues with Feed-In Tariffs.

How do I apply?

The programme is available to all farmers across the region and can give grants of up to £25,000 per farm business. The closing date for applications into Round One of FRIP is: 12th March 2010.

Use the links below to download the guidance and application forms.


FRIP Farmer’s Handbook

FRIP application Form

If you have any difficulties downloading these documents, please email frip@seeda.co.uk to request that the forms be emailed to you.

For further information contact:

Helen Dallas, RDPE Projects Coordinator
Tel: 01483 484297
Email:  frip@seeda.co.uk.

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