Environmental Stewardship and Countryside Stewardship final payments were expected to be issued by the end of June 2017. Payments are still underway and we will keep customers updated on progress.
This is the first round of Countryside Stewardship payments under the new scheme and we’ll be looking at any improvements for future delivery.
Changes to the payment split for multi-year grants
You’ll now get 75% of your annual grant as an advance payment. You’ll get the remaining 25% as a final payment (subject to any penalties or reductions). The change is effective immediately and includes your 2017 agreement payments.
You don’t need to do anything, Natural England will adjust your payments for you. There are no changes to how and when you make a claim.
Contact Natural England if you have any queries about Countryside Stewardship (including woodland options and grants):