Countryside Stewardship: an overview

Read about the Countryside Stewardship schemes that provide funding to farmers, foresters and land managers to look after and improve the environment.


Countryside Stewardship: an overview


Applications for Mid Tier, Higher Tier, Wildlife Offfers and Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant opened on 18 February 2019.

Use the ‘overview’ guide to understand:

  • the different schemes and their benefits
  • which scheme may be right for you
  • the main dates for applying to the different schemes.

And, use the table ‘Helping you choose the right scheme’ to compare details about the schemes.

Find out more information

Read more information about the individual schemes

Rural Payments Agency

(Countryside Stewardship)
PO Box 324
S95 1DF

Opening times: 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Find out about call charges at

Published 18 February 2019