Badgers can act as a wildlife reservoir for Mycobacterium bovis, the bacterium which causes TB in cattle. Badger vaccination aims to reduce the transmission and spread of the disease in the badger population with the intention of reducing the risk of cattle contracting TB.

For more information please read our factsheet

Expressions of interest in Defra’s Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme (BEVS 2)

Defra opened a second application window for the Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme (BEVS 2) in late 2018.

The grant will provide financial support for eligible vaccination projects on a cost-sharing basis. Applicants are subject to a robust grant approvals process which is in line with the Government’s Grant Standards.