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

Rural grants

General information

Published 11 February 2020
Last updated 5 July 2023 + show all updates
  1. Added link to Extreme heat advice for farmers and land managers page. Removed link to Flooding advice for farmers and land managers page.

  2. Updated link to new Countryside Stewardship landing page.

  3. Added link to the Hot and dry weather: temporary support for farmers in 2022 page in the General information section.

  4. Link to 'Extreme heat advice for farmers and land managers' added to General information section.

  5. Addition of link to the 'Sustainable Farming Incentive guidance'.

  6. Added delinked payments guidance to the Rural Payments section.

  7. Addition of link to Key dates for 2022.

  8. Rural payments: ways to submit applications, claims and documents updated with link to 2022 document.

  9. Link to Lump Sum Exit Scheme added.

  10. Link to Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot guidance page, and removal of link to Rural payments: add land by email for 2021 guidance page.

  11. Link to the latest Rural Payments Agency update (April 2021) added to the Latest News section

  12. Addition of link to 'Sustainable Farming Incentive: expressions of interest' under 'Rural Payments' section.

  13. Link to 'ways to submit applications, claims and documents' added to 'Useful information' section.

  14. Link to the 'Rural Payments service: updates to the service' added to 'Useful information'.

  15. Removal of link to Dairy Response Fund which has closed.

  16. Added link to 'Emailing documents to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA)', to the 'Useful information' section on this page.

  17. Link removed to the Farming Recovery Fund as applications are closed.

  18. Link to June Update added to lastest news

  19. Link published to 'Rural payments: ways to submit application, claims and documents' under 'Useful information'.

  20. Addition of link to Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for farmers page on GOV.UK.

  21. Link to March Update added and link to January Update removed

  22. First published.