Countryside Stewardship

Countryside Stewardship

Countryside Stewardship Agreements – Countryside Stewardship are NOW OPEN for applications, mid-tier and the 4 online options until the end of July. New agreements will start on the 1st January annually. If your existing agri-environment agreement has already expired or is due to expire before January 2020, please contact our farm conservation advisors, Sarah Brockless,Matt England and Kirsty Brannan,  to arrange an on-farm meeting. They can then make an initial assessment to see if the new scheme can fit with your farm, and whether it is financially viable. 

CSS Mid and Higher-Tier and hedgerow/boundary grant application windows all open 18th February.

Closing dates as follows: Hedgerow/Boundary grants – 3rd May

CSS Higher Tier – 3rd May

CSS Mid Tier – 31st July


'Matt's experience and knowledge of Countryside Stewardship and proved invaluable when we put together our Mid-Tier scheme in 2017. We were able to take full advantage of all the scheme has to offer, making it work well for the farm business as a whole, the shoot and most importantly our farm wildlife. Having been accepted, we were able to work with matt bringing the scheme to life, with the correct seed choices and continual advice throughout the year. We can now look forward to seeing all the hard work come to fruition in 2019' Giles Wilson, Holcot Estate

Woodland Creation Grants 

Woodland creation, management plan and tree health grants are open all year for applications, please speak to Ross Guyton on 07741 655785  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and see how we can help you.

Hedgerow & Boundaries Grant 

Hedgerows and boundaries grant now open for applications on 18 February 2019 and close on 3 May 2019.

For more info click here