Mark has asked Ministers at the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in the House of Commons what new funding is available to farmers in England to help them to introduce crime prevention measures to help reduce rural crime
Rebecca Pow, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DEFRA, responded as follows:
Defra’s new Farming Investment Fund is intended to help farmers improve their business performance rather than support crime prevention measures. The Farming Equipment and Technology Fund will provide smaller grants grant to allow farmers to buy items from a set list of equipment and technology. The Farming Transformation Fund will support larger or more complicated investments. DEFRA will publish full eligibility guidance in the coming months.