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Farmers urged to apply for flood recovery funding as soon as possible

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Farmers have been urged to apply for Farming Recovery Grants as soon as possible, as the April 1st deadline looms.

Farmers in Cumbria who have suffered losses as a result of flooding caused by Storm Desmond or Storm Eva are eligible to apply for support grants of up to £20,000.

Farming Minister George Eustice said:

These payments are part of a wider £200million package of government support set up to help communities affected by the devastating floods in Northern England. The grants could make a real difference to farm businesses trying to get back on their feet. So far 107 applications worth over £1.1million have been submitted to the RPA and the agency has been acting swiftly and doing a great job approving applications within 10 working days. But I want every eligible flood-affected farmer to be able to access this vital money as soon as possible to help them get back to normal.

– George Eustice

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