Grants for Scottish Soil Sampling

Under the Scottish Government National Test Programme, farmers can claim £30 per hectare for soil sampling to help Scotland become a global leader in sustainable and regenerative agriculture.

Grants for Scottish Soil Sampling

Scottish Farmers, are you considering the value of soil carbon on your land? Did you know that you can receive a grant from the Scottish Government to create your soil carbon baseline?

Invest in your farm’s future by understanding your soil health and setting a soil carbon baseline, empowering you to sell future soil carbon improvements into carbon credit schemes or to your customers.

About the Grant

Under the Scottish Government National Test Programme, farmers can claim £30 per hectare for soil sampling to help Scotland become a global leader in sustainable and regenerative agriculture.

The grant covers basic soil nutrient tests (P, K, Mg, Ca, pH) as well as a comprehensive soil carbon stock baseline from Agricarbon, ‘the gold standard’ of soil carbon testing.

Having a high-quality soil carbon baseline allows you to measure the difference you make by implementing farming practices that restore organic carbon to the soil. With a baseline in place, you can choose to sell soil carbon benefits to your customers and their contribution to a Net Zero supply chain or to carbon offset payment schemes now or in the next few years.

So, take advantage of this opportunity to understand your soil health and set a soil carbon baseline to invest in your farm’s future.

Email scottishgrants@agricarbon.matthewtapp02.co.uk today.

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Get in Contact to take advantage of the allocation for 2023

20% of the total baseline sampling costs can be reclaimed each year.

Take advantage of the 2023 allocation, available for all sampling carried out before December 31st 2023

For further information, contact us by email:

scottishgrants@agricarbon.matthewtapp02.co.uk

Eligibility

  • Claims can be made for up to 20% of your Region 1 land each year, from 2022 through to 2025. After three years, this will have fully repaid the costs of baselining 60% of your Region 1 land. After 2025, the scheme will be reviewed, and further payments may be claimable to cover 100% of your Region 1 land.
  • Agricarbon cannot guarantee your eligibility for grants; the farmer needs to check scheme details before claiming.
  • Agricarbon does not operate a carbon credit scheme but a list of carbon offset project developers can be found through the links above. Agricarbon cannot guarantee the farmer’s success in selling their carbon to credit schemes or customers.
  • You must initiate a farm carbon audit or have had one completed in the last 3 years. Grant payments for farm carbon audits and development costs are also available under the scheme via Scottish Government.
  • You must be farming on Region 1 land and the baseline must cover a minimum of 50ha.
  • You must be registered for funding with Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspection Division

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