Countryside Stewardship – Last Chance to Download Application Pack
Published May 21st, 2020
The application window for the 2021 Countryside Stewardship Scheme is open, giving farmers and land managers the chance to apply for grants to improve both the environment and their farming incomes. Farmers should take up these funding opportunities while they are available and we can advise on the best options to suit their particular systems.
Application packs can be downloaded online through the Rural Payments Service, or you can request to receive an application pack in the post by contacting the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) by 31 May 2020. The deadline for application submissions is 31 July 2020. We are advising that farmers get their applications in early to ensure they have the necessary information in hand before the closing date.
Some options and items require the involvement of Catchment Sensitive Farming Officers (CSFOs) and we are alerting clients that officers need to gather certain information in advance to determine whether or not they will be able to engage with a holding. The CSFOs are assessing applications remotely this year due to coronavirus. Guidance has been released on the processes involved in obtaining the necessary endorsement to support capital works within applications. Contact must have been made with the local CSFO before 31 May 2020.
Berrys are currently offering a FREE ‘Farm Appraisal’ in relation to Countryside Stewardship for 2020, where they will advise and assess which schemes will be the most suitable for your farming business.
For advice or more information on Countryside Stewardship and the free farm appraisal offer, please contact Vicky Price on 01432 809834 email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Harris on 01327 227246 email email@example.com.