This leaflet introduces Countryside Stewardship, the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) environmental land management scheme. It gives an overview of how Countryside Stewardship works, including important information about:
the 3 main elements (Higher Tier, Mid Tier and a range of capital grants)
when agreements and payments will start
what funding will be available in 2015
Alongside this, we’ve published the proposed payment rates for Countryside Stewardship. These are the payment rates for both land management options and capital items.