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Barclays Agriculture Fund

Helping farmers grow and diversify their businesses

Our £200m fund is available to help farmers invest in infrastructure, Agri-Tech or diversification into new revenue streams. There are plenty of ways the fund could help to increase efficiency and long-term sustainability.

How we’ve been helping farmers

Oliver McIntyre, our National Agriculture Strategy Director, talks about how we’re supporting the agriculture industry, and how our £200m agriculture fund is helping farming businesses with their long-term viability.

What is the agriculture fund?

The £200m Barclays Agriculture Fund is dedicated to supporting farming businesses that are striving to succeed in this ever-changing market. It provides funding for investment into infrastructure, Agri-Tech or diversification into new revenue streams, with a pre-set arrangement fee, dependent on the term of the loan1.

Infrastructure and Agri-Tech

Investment into projects that increase the efficiency of individual farming businesses by reducing the cost of production per unit – both through the use of technology and improved infrastructure. This could include projects such as

  • Constructing a grain store, so grain can be marketed at a time to suit the grower
  • Installing robotic milking machines to gain higher yields and improved management information
  • Installing a biomass boiler to reduce energy costs and produce heat more efficiently
  • Investing in handling and recording systems in the beef and sheep sectors to monitor growth rates and improve finishing efficiency
  • Roofing silage clamps and collecting yards to reduce the volume of dirty water and feed waste
  • Funding new buildings to bring heifer rearing on-farm, reducing the potential risk of disease

Diversify to generate new revenue streams

Investment into projects that aid the long-term sustainability of a farming business. This could be through niche products, adding value to primary products or branching out into non-agricultural income. Projects could include

  • Converting redundant farm buildings to generate rental income
  • Adding value to a primary product through on-farm processing
  • Tourism, visitor attractions or rural pastimes
  • Niche crops and livestock

Eligibility

Your business must be within the agricultural sector.

Ready to apply or want to find out more?

To find out more, or if you want to apply for funding, speak to one of our Agriculture Managers.

New to Barclays? Call us on 0800 515 462. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm2.

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