Covid-19 – Dairy Farmers’ Covid-19 Fund

The dairy farmers’ Covid-19 fund is open for applications.

The fund is open to farmers who have experienced losses of 25% of their income (or more) during April and May 2020 due to a reduction in demand for dairy products.

Applications are to be made directly to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA).

There is a single payment of up to £10,000, which can be claimed to cover up to 70% of lost income during the above mentioned period.

Successful applicants should start to receive payments from 6 July 2020.

To be eligible, farmers will need to evidence a reduction of 25% or more in the average price paid for their milk in April 2020 when compared with February 2020. This would be used in conjunction with the additional criteria of covering up to 70% of lost income, in order to establish the value of any payment.

Should you have any queries, please contact our office.