Countryside Stewardship simplified for 2018 applications


Four new Countryside Stewardship offers have been introduced  to boost biodiversity and help protect and enhance farmland and the countryside.

Applications opened at the beginning of January 2018. The process has been simplified, with shorter forms and streamlined evidence checks.

The four new offers are:

  • Online Arable Offer,
  • Lowland Grazing Offer,
  • Upland Offer   
  • Mixed Farming Offer  

The Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant will also receive additional funding from 2018, with farmers and land managers able to apply for a maximum grant of £10,000, up from £5,000 in previous application rounds.

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