• Defra Grant

Our Livestock Tube Ventilation System is now eligible for a Defra grant

The Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme Round 2 is now available for all farm types including livestock, horticulture and arable businesses. The scheme provides funding for projects in England which improve productivity in the farming sectors and help create jobs and growth in the rural economy.

Equipment eligible for funding helps achieve improvements in either:

  • Technical efficiency
  • Animal health and welfare
  • Resource efficiency
  • Nutrient management

Applications for this grant scheme are only open until midday on the 3rd September 2019 so we strongly recommend that you make your application as soon as possible.

Round 2 specifically states that our ‘Positive Pressure Tube Ventilation’ system is eligible for the grant, allowing a sizeable amount to be claimed back.

Our tube ventilation system provides a constant supply of fresh air, diluting foul air and ensuring constant temperatures. The tube ventilation system has proven to reduce cases of pneumonia as a result of damp and humid air conditions, and is ideal for dairy and beef and equine applications.

Here’s a handy step by step guide on how to apply



Determine which items you need from the equipment list (pages 46-66), and calculate the grant value (40% of the standard cost given).

Note that the total grant value requested must be between £3,000 and £12,000.



Check with suppliers to make sure that their products meet the specifications set out by Defra, this can also be validated by the Countryside Productivity Scheme.

We can confirm that our positive pressure tube ventilation system is eligible for grant funding.



Defra will be in touch to confirm if you have been accepted.



Contact suppliers to place your order.



Once all of your equipment is paid for, received and installed, submit your claim form with supporting documentation required.

Your grant will be paid as a single installment.

For full details of the application process, eligibility, terms and conditions and other information on the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme, please click here.

Someone who understands the benefits of this system is calf rearer and BBC Young Farmer of the Year 2012, Rhys Lewis. See how the system improved the health of his calves and reduced his vet bills in the video below: