I heard on my food grapevine that the PMG Scheme had been scrapped – but not been told offically. I have now gone through the Press Office for a comment and received a response today.
A Welsh Assembly Government Spokesperson said: ”The Processing and Marketing Grant Scheme has been suspended at this time and was closed to all new applicants from Friday 10 September 2010. 157 projects have already received a total grant of £25,661,037 for a total project value of £73,609,356. The remainder of the budget available has been allocated for the projects now in appraisal. Following the Comprehensive Spending Review, consideration will be given to future budgetary allocations.”
This is a blow to food producers, but sadly I guess this is just the start of things to come……………..