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Apply now for a Laying Hen Housing For Health and Welfare Grant

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Applications are now being taken for a new grant for hen housing, which is available to laying hen and pullet farmers in England with flocks of 1,000 birds or more.

This grant can be used to part fund two different types of projects:

  • between £5,000 and £100,000 is available toward the cost of installing a new veranda on an existing building.
  • between £15,000 and £500,000 is available toward the cost of refurbishing or replacing existing laying hen and pullet housing.

Full guidance, including a link to the online checker where you start your application, can be found on GOV.UK here

Applications will close at 23:59 on 18 September 2024.

Grants for installing a new veranda on an existing building will be awarded on a first come first served basis because they are simpler, and all eligible projects will meet our high welfare standard.

Projects to refurbish or replace existing buildings are more varied, which means that they are scored to ensure that those projects that best meet our grant priorities go forward.

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