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UK government grants available for the installation of a Papa Ram Pump

There are many grants available from the UK government and there are specific incentives available to those who install ram pumps in catchment schemes to prevent livestock from entering and damaging the natural watercourse. Water will be pumped from the watercourse to a drinking trough using a ram pump. This will enable the watercourse to be fenced off, thereby preventing water pollution and the destruction of the river bank caused by livestock drinking in a concentrated area.

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river bank erosion caused by livestock drinking

For an overview of all available incentives, rules and compliance, entitlements, registration and claims see:

www.gov.uk/topic/farming-food-grants-payments/rural-grants-payments

If you meet the criteria, then the following may help with the purchase of the pump and with the cost of pipe work:

LV6: Ram pumps and associated pipework. Sum available: £1,480 per pump (as at Feb 2017)

Available for Mid Tier and Higher Tier in areas targeted for the reduction of water pollution caused by farming where livestock have been excluded from stream or surface waters. This item will provide livestock with an alternative to drinking from watercourses. It will reduce bank erosion, sediment pollution and the faecal contamination of watercourses.

For restrictions/details see:

www.gov.uk/countryside-stewardship-grants/ram-pumps-and-associated-pipework-lv6

LV8: Pipework associated with livestock troughs. Sum available: £2.65 per metre (as at Feb 2017)

Available for Mid Tier and Higher Tier in areas targeted for the reduction of water pollution caused by farming where livestock have been excluded from stream or surface waters on a site where a new trough is needed to meet grazing requirements. It will provide livestock with an alternative to drinking from watercourses. It will reduce bank erosion, sediment pollution and the faecal contamination of watercourses.

 

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For restrictions/details see:

www.gov.uk/countryside-stewardship-grants/pipework-associated-with-livestock-troughs-lv8

For all the financial assistance available through the Countryside Stewardship Scheme see:

www.gov.uk/countryside-stewardship-grants

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