Increased Countryside Stewardship (CS) Water Capital Grants

We have now had confirmation that the CS Water Capital grants offered for application in 2021 will increase from a maximum of £10,000 to £20,000. You do not need to apply or be in a stewardship scheme to avail of these grants. Applications are likely to open mid-February 2021, so start thinking about any capital […]

RPA – BPS & CSS Update

The Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship payment window for 2020 revenue claims runs from the beginning of December 2020 to the end of June 2021. Countryside Stewardship Capital Claims – Remember to complete all capital works within two years of the agreement start date. All work must comply with the agreement and must be paid […]

Woodland Creation Grant

The Woodland Creation Grant is part of Countryside Stewardship and is available for applications all year round.  You can apply for up to £6,800 per hectare to help plant trees, including the capital items associated with this.  As well as payments of £1.28 per tree, you can also apply for various fencing and gate options, […]

BPS 2020: Mapping Changes

Every year when we meet our clients to discuss their Basic Payment Scheme application, one of the first things we do is go through all the maps and check whether any require updating or changing.  This can create even more work at a very busy time, and often means that we are submitting the BPS […]