What is the Countryside Stewardship Scheme?


The Countryside Stewardship Scheme is designed to facilitate the improvement to farms and the environment by providing funding for farmers who undertake certain works.


The scheme is split into various strands – mid tier, wildlife offers, higher tier, capital grants opened on 11 February 2020. Mid tier and wildlife offers are open until 31st July, higher tier and capital grants close on 1st May. 


There is funding available for improvements to: 


  • Hedgerows and boundaries 

  • Historic buildings restoration 

  • Woodland support

  • Concreting of farmyards

  • Livestock Handling Facilities

  • Manure Storage

  • Yard drainage

  • Fencing

  • Sprayer Washdown areas

  • Slurry & Silage Store Roofing 


How do I apply for the Countryside Stewardship Scheme?


Carter Jonas, with a heritage of helping farmers and landowners get the most from the assets since 1855, and with 1.3 million acres under management, has huge wealth of experience of working with and on behalf of clients to identify suitable grant funding streams, and subsequently building an application to give it the best chance of success.


If you’re interested in finding out more about the Countryside Stewardship Scheme, or other forms of finance and grant funding, contact your local Carter Jonas team. 


You can find out more about the Countryside Stewardship Scheme on the government’s websitehttps://www.gov.uk/government/collections/countryside-stewardship-get-paid-for-environmental-land-management