The Countryside Stewardship Scheme is now OPEN for applications!
There are a variety of available options, including:
- The popular five-year Mid-Tier scheme remains available offering a mixture of management and capital options to deliver a broad range of environmental benefits. Application packs must be ordered by 30th June and the deadline for applications is 30th July 2021.
- The Wildlife Offers provide a set selection of management options. These are non-competitive five-year schemes, with no capital options however can be used in combination with a Capital Grant. Deadline for applications is 30th July 2021.
- A new two-year Capital Grant which replaces the Hedgerow and Boundaries and Standalone Water Capital Grant. There are 67 options to choose from divided into three categories; Boundaries, Trees and Orchards, Water Quality and Air Quality. But you will have to act fast as the deadline for applications is 30th April 2021, with some options needing Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer endorsement by mid-March!
- The Higher-Tier Scheme for land requiring more complex management, deadline to request an application pack 31st March, application deadline 30th April 2021.
We are expecting a high number of applications this year as we enter the phased reduction period of the Basic Payment Scheme, so if you are interested in applying don’t delay - contact us for further information and to discuss how we can help you.