The Sustainable Farming Incentive is a new government scheme designed to reward environmental land management. The scheme is designed to be accessible by all farmers claiming the Basic Payment scheme which is gradually being phased out with final payments being made in 2027.
The Sustainable Farming Incentive was initially rolled out in 2022 with 3 standards available. Summer 2023 will see the expansion of the scheme with a further 6 standards released meaning a total of 9 standards are available to apply for with more standards to be released in future years.
The scheme is designed to be integrated with existing environmental schemes such as Countryside Stewardship as well as other new future schemes.
Carver Knowles have an in depth understanding of existing environmental schemes and are able to advise on the Sustainable Farming Incentive scheme and how it might be beneficial to your farm and integrate with your existing schemes and farming practices.
The team are able to offer the following services;
- Advice to those considering the sustainable Farming Incentive through a farm specific viability appraisal
- Submission of an online Sustainable Farming Incentive Applications
- Completion of annual compliance checks and annual declarations