The 2017 Countryside Stewardship application window for Mid-Tier and Higher Tier are now open.


Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship offers 5 year agreements for environmental improvements in the wider countryside, such as reducing diffuse water pollution or improving the environment for birds, pollinators and farm wildlife.  Mid-Tier application packs must be requested no later than 31st July 2017 and submit their applications by 30th September 2017.

Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship specifically focuses on environmentally important sites, including commons and woodlands, where the more complex management is required and can include tailoring options. High Tier application packs must be requested by 13th April 2017 and be submit their application by 5th May 2017.

Call or  Email us today to discuss your application


Capital Items

When applying for Mid -Tier Applications that are a number of Capital Grant Options which you may be eligible to apply to help with your application including:
  • Fencing and sheep netting
  • Permanent electric fencing
  • Coppicing bank-side trees
  • Livestock troughs
  • Badger gates

Water Capital Grant

If you fall into a Catchment Sensitive Zone you may be eligible to apply for a Water Capital Grant. This standalone grant can offer funding to farmers to help reduce water pollution including:
  • Concrete Yard Renewal
  • Resurfacing gateways
  • Floating covers for slurry stores
  • Coppicing bank-side trees
  • Roofing (over sprayer wash down area, manure storage area, livestock gathering area etc)

Even though DEFRA has promised to honour any proposed European grant funding awarded prior to 2019, subject to financial availability. Therefore, the sooner you apply the higher the chance of a successful application.



Please call the Alyssia on 01684 853400 if you would like to discuss any grant opportunities