Available Grant Funding

The Mzuri system has been recognised as the optimum establishment method in line with government agricultural policy and sustainable farming directives. As part of a wider drive to encourage farmers to uptake better farming practices, a number of capital and ongoing funding is available to growers to make the transition to single pass crop establishment. Read on for further details of funding available including those schemes available now, and those due to be launched later this year.

Our range of Mzuri direct drills, including the Pro-Til, iPass and Pro-Til iGen are eligible for grant funding under the Farming Equipment & Technology Fund, under the Direct Drill categories. See the full range and the eligible categories below. Further details can be found here Gov.uk

Pro-Til

Category:

FETF206 – Direct drill with fertiliser placement 3m

Grant Contribution:

Upto 60%, total £40,800

Pro-Til iGen

Category:

FETF206 – Direct drill with fertiliser placement 3m

Grant Contribution:

Upto 60%, total £40,800

iPass

Category:

FETF206 – Direct drill with fertiliser placement 3m

Grant Contribution:

Upto 60%, total £40,800

Rezult

Category:

FETF208 – Tractor mounted stubble rake 6m

Grant Contribution:

Upto 50%, total £8,400

Rehab

Category:

FETF112 – Grassland sward lifters

Grant Contribution:

Upto 50%, total £2,250

Under Defra’s new Sustainable Farming Incentive, growers can access per hectare payments for adopting sustainable farming systems including direct drilling with no prior cultivation. Our range of Pro-Til, iPass and Pro-Til iGen drills are compliant and can generate £73/ha each year over the three-year scheme. Growers utilising variable rate fertiliser technology are eligible for an additional £27/ha. More details to follow.

For growers operating in the Severn Trent catchment area, this scheme offers farmers and land managers, both owners and tenants financial and technical support to invest in tailored solutions to help tackle diffuse water pollution and to protect and maintain biodiversity and the natural environment. Eligible items include the Mzuri Rezult stubble rake. More Details: STEPS 2023 Handbook – 2023 Round now closed. More details for future funding rounds to follow.

Across the UK water boards are actively encouraging farmers and landowners to take up farming practices that preserve and protect water quality. Contact your local water board or a member of our team for opportunities in your area.

Part of Defra’s Agricultural Transition Plan the Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme is designed to help farmers and landowners within Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty deliver environmental and social directives, which includes investing in new sustainable farming equipment. For more information on what is available in your area contact your local protected landscape body. More Details – Gov.uk


Case Study: Mr Adam Lewis – Pro-Til 3T

Mr Adam Lewis purchased his Pro-Til Select Dual Tank 3T with the help of the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF). 

Eligible under the category code FETF206P, the grant funded £25,000 towards the cost of the drill which has gone on to provide considerable cost savings over Mr Lewis’s previous conventional system. Not only has Mr Lewis seen his cost of establishment drop, but he has also noted increased yields and better soil health thanks to the switch to Mzuri’s single pass technology.

“The grant has been fantastic for updating our existing system and has allowed us to make the changes needed to secure a sustainable long term future, both for our business but also the environment”

Mr Adam Lewis


Case Study: Mr Will Massie – Pro-Til Dual Tank Select 4T

In Shropshire, Mr Will Massie bought a Pro-Til Select Dual Tank 4T with the support of the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF).

Mr Massie was successfully granted £25,000 towards the cost of the drill, under the category FETF205P. By investing in the Mzuri system, the farm has increased productivity and sustainability. The one-pass system allows a single operator to comfortably drill 100 acres. This doubling of output comes with reduced establishment costs, from 25 litres per hectare to just 10 litres per hectare making a huge saving in cost of establishment.

“The FETF grant created an opportunity for the farm to invest in the Mzuri system which has increased the sustainable practices of the farm without affecting yield. As a result our cost of establishment has reduced and the productivity of the farm has increased; whilst improving soil structure and reducing our carbon footprint.”

Mr Will Massie