Horticulture Development Scheme:

A vibrant horticulture sector is high on the Welsh Government's agenda for developing a sustainable agricultural industry as it delivers a range of environmental, social and economic benefits. Support will aim to deliver key issues, like sustainable development, training, improving business performance and efficiency, as well as constantly enhancing the quality and reputation of Welsh produce. 

The Horticulture Development scheme is a Capital grant scheme available to existing commercial horticultural producers across Wales. The aim of the scheme is to:

  • Support existing commercial horticultural producers to develop their businesses through investment in new equipment and technology that offer clear and quantifiable benefits to the horticultural enterprise.
  • Enable horticultural businesses to sustainably expand production, diversify into new crops, improve production efficiency and enhance product quality.
  • Enable horticultural producers to enter new markets. Increase local employment and support the rural economy as part of the green recovery from Covid-19.

The first Horticulture Development scheme opened to existing horticulture producers in April 2022. The opening date for the next application window is 5th December 2022 and will close on 10th March 2023. See: https://gov.wales/rural-schemes-application-dates

Please see below the link to the Horticulture Development Guidance document:    

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