The RPA helplines will close at 5pm on Thursday 1 April and reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 6 April.
Countryside Stewardship applications are open
You can apply for:
Woodland support grants
Woodland Creation and Maintenance grant
The updated Woodland Creation and Maintenance grant is now open for applications. The payment rates for the grants have not changed, but the application process for the maintenance element of this grant is different.
Apply for this grant if you want to create new woodland through Countryside Stewardship.
Initial applications for Higher Tier are open from 9 February 2021 and close at midnight on 30 April 2021.
Higher Tier covers the more environmentally significant sites, commons and woodlands.The options, supplements and capital items available are more complex than Mid Tier due to the needs of these sites.
The deadline for the Forestry Commission to receive your final, woodland only application for the Higher Tier Woodland Improvement grant has changed to 31 August 2021
Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) is a project that aims to reduce the amount of water and air pollution caused by farming operations. CSF officers provide free advice and training on reducing pollution in priority areas, and support when applying for water and air quality capital grants in Mid Tier and the CS Capital Grants scheme.
Added latest news - Applications for Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier, Mid Tier including Wildlife Offers, and Hedgerows and Boundaries are now closed for 2019.
Woodland creation, management plan and tree health grants are open all year for applications.
Latest news: Change to the way customers contact us about Countryside Stewardship
Text updated due to deadline for CS revenue claims.
Rural Payments service ‘Land use’ screens removed from latest news as the screens are available to customers.
5 June 2019 - Land use screens in the Rural Payments service are not working.
Change to clarify that we must receive add land requests by midnight on 29 May so that we can action the request by 31 May.
Updates to information following 15 May deadline.
'Add land by email' deadline for requests extended to 31 May.