Agri-Environment Schemes

Agri-environment schemes provide funding to farmers and land managers to farm in a way that supports biodiversity, enhances the landscape, and improves the quality of water, air and soil.

cowCurrent Schemes

Woodland Creation Planning Grant – Creating new productive woodland of at least 10ha. Application window open all year round

Woodland Creation Capital Grants – Application window open all year round

Woodland Management Plan Grants – Application window open all year round

New Countryside Stewardship – Application window usually opens early spring and closes late summer.

  • Higher Tier – delivery focused on environmentally important and sensitive sites. Capital funding will also be available.
  • Middle Tier – applications will be scored on their relevance to regional priorities. Capital funding will also be available.
  • Capital Grants – available on land not already in an environmental stewardship scheme, relate to woodland, water, boundaries and plans.

Past schemes

Entry Level Stewardship (ELS/OELS/UELS) – 5 year scheme
Higher Level Stewardship (HLS/OHLS) – 10 year scheme
Alterations and additions to these schemes are still possible

Please contact us to find out more about agri-environment schemes and how we can help you apply for funding or manage existing schemes.

How we can help

  • Applications
  • Land transfers for existing schemes
  • Option amendments and adding capital works to existing schemes
  • Derogations
  • Management Plans
  • Scheme monitoring
  • Stocking calendar calculations and reviews
  • Option guides

Case Studies