|Farming Connect training application window||
The current funding application window for short training courses closes on Friday 26 February 2020.
Before applying for training, you must i) be registered with Farming Connect, ii) access the Business Wales (BOSS) website via Sign On Cymru at: https://businesswales.gov.wales/boss/ and, iii) complete an online Personal Development Plan (PDP)
Those registering for the first time during the above skills window in order to apply for a funded training course or need to update their account details, please contact Farming Connect before 5pm on Monday 22 February 2020)
Further information can be found here.
Records of all Farming Connect training courses can be stored and updated via Storfa Sgiliau.
|26 February 2021|
|Farming Connect What’s On||
As a result of the pandemic, Farming Connect has taken the decision to postpone all open events and one-to-many events until further notice. They are conducting a number of activities digitally or over the phone where possible.
More information can be found here:
|Sustainable Production Grant (SPG)||
The next The current SPG expression of interest window is now open.
|12 March 2021|
Farm Business Grant (FBG)
The next FBG expression of interest window will open on 1 March and close on 9 April 2021.
|1 March - 9 April 2021|
|Transfer of BPS Entitlements 2021||
Farmers can now transfer their BPS Entitlements by sale, lease or via inheritance.
|15 May 2021|
|Free & Confidential Pesticide Disposal Scheme 2021||
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water will once again be running their free and confidential pesticide disposal scheme in 2021. They intend to open the registration process during April 2021, but in the meantime to find out more and to register for updates, click here.
|Nuffield Farming Scholarships||Applications for the 2021 Nuffield Farming Scholarships are now open.
Successful applicants tend to be from those working in farming, food or horticulture and are provided a substantial bursary to fund travel to study their chosen topic.
Further information and details on how to apply can be found here: https://www.nuffieldscholar.org/
|31 July 2021|
On 27th January, Welsh Government announced draconian plans to introduce new Water Resources (Control of Agricultural Pollution) (Wales) Regulations 2021 in order to tackle agricultural pollution incidents.
These regulations have been discussed for a number of years and equate to the introduction of an all-Wales NVZ, with the estimated cost for Welsh farming measured in the hundreds of millions.
Senedd Member Llyr Gruffydd has tabled a Senedd debate proposing that the regulations be annulled.
If passed by the Welsh Senedd, new rules will be introduced in stages over the next three years beginning from 1st April 2021.
Full details and the FUW’s position will be sent out to all members as a standalone message in due course, but it stands to reason that the union maintains its long held objection to the proposals.