Rural payments and grants

Information for rural business about different schemes that are offered for rural payments and grants.

A number of different schemes are offered which provide rural payments and grants.

These are administered by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) on behalf of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Rural payments

  1. Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
  2. Countryside Stewardship
  3. Environmental Stewardship: guidance and forms for agreement holders

Rural grants

  1. Countryside Productivity Scheme
  2. RDPE Growth Programme
  3. The Farming Recovery Fund

Useful information

  1. Rural payments: land guidance
  2. Cross compliance
  3. Rural Payments service: registering and updating your details
  4. Rural payments: if the structure of your business is changing
  5. Rural payments: if a registered customer dies
  6. Flooding advice for farmers and land managers
  7. RPA fraud information
  8. Complaints procedure
Published 11 February 2020