Countryside Stewardship Schemes – Increases in Payment Rates
Defra has reviewed, and in many cases increased, payment rates for Countryside Stewardship revenue and capital options.
This applies to new and existing Countryside Stewardship revenue agreement holders and Capital Grant agreements applied for after 5th January 2023.
Examples of the increases in capital payment rates include:
|OPTION||OLD PAYMENT RATE||NEW PAYMENT RATE|
|Dry stone wall restoration||£25/m||£31.91/m|
|Concrete yard renewal||£27.14/m2||£33.64/m|
|Livestock drinking troughs||£110/trough||£152.92/trough|
|Permanent grassland with very low input (outside SDA’s)||£132/ha||£151/ha|
|Permanent grassland with very low input (inside SDA’s)||£71/ha||£98/ha|
|Legume and herb-rich sward||£358/ha||£382/ha|
If you would like to apply for a Countryside Stewardship or Capital Grant Scheme and need some help, contact the Farm Office Services Team on 01629 812777