What is the Countryside Stewardship Scheme?
The Countryside Stewardship Scheme has been developed by DEFRA, The RPA, The Forestry Commission and Natural England to help farmers and land managers to protect wildlife, create new habitats and reduce flood risk. The scheme funds projects that are aimed at:
There are two tiers to the Stewardship and these are:
Also from time to time other grants are available to help support capital expenditure in the maintenance and management of hedgerows, the restoration of historic buildings and supporting woodland development and management.
DDM Agriculture and JH Pickup & Co have extensive experience in helping our clients to;
a) identify the correct level of scheme or funding package for their business
b) apply for the appropriate level of scheme; and
c) advise in the delivery of all levels of scheme funded by the Countryside Stewardship scheme.
If you wish to ask us any questions related to the Countryside Stewardship scheme or wish to apply then please get in touch.