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

Useful information

Published 11 February 2020
Last updated 30 July 2021 + show all updates
  1. Link to Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot guidance page, and removal of link to Rural payments: add land by email for 2021 guidance page.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. Link to June Update added to lastest news

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

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

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

  13. First published.