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Badger Vaccination Grant application window extended

The window to apply for a grant to support privately delivered badger vaccination projects in Wales has been extended by Alun Davies, the Minister for Natural Resources.

The Badger Vaccination Grant provides farmers, landowners and others who wish to vaccinate badgers against bovine TB with the opportunity to benefit from financial support covering up to half their costs.

Alun Davies said:

“I am delighted by the high level of interest we have had so far in the grant. Because of this, we are extending the application window until 28 February 2014 to give potential applicants an extra eleven weeks to apply.

“I recognise that the eradication of TB requires a long-term approach that includes a number of different measures and relies upon the support and cooperation of Welsh farmers and landowners. I would encourage anybody interested in privately vaccinating badgers on their land to take advantage of this grant which I see as another step towards our ultimate goal of a TB free Wales.”

The grant, which will run until 2019, will apply to privately delivered vaccination projects outside the Intensive Action Area. The vaccination project in the Intensive Action Area will continue to be delivered and funded by the Welsh Government.

Applications received by 13 December 2013 will be considered in January 2014, while applications received between 13 December 2013 and 28 February 2014 will be considered in March 2014.

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