Countryside Stewardship

Countryside Stewardship is a government scheme that provides incentives for land managers to look after the environment.

The scheme is open to all eligible farmers, woodland owners, foresters and other land managers through a competitive application process.  There are three main elements within the scheme and we can help with each application process:

  • mid-tier - multi-year agreements for environmental improvements in the wider countryside
  • higher tier - multi-year agreements for environmentally significant sites, commons and woodlands
  • capital grants - a range of 1 to 2 year grants for projects such as hedgerows and boundaries, improving water quality and woodland creation

In addition, we can also provide on-going support of existing Entry Level (ELS) and Higher Level (HLS) schemes.

Contact a member of the Farm office services team to find out more

Countryside Stewardship testimonial

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