Guide to Countryside Stewardship: facilitation fund
- Forestry Commission, Natural England, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, and Rural Payments Agency
- Part of:
- Countryside Stewardship: facilitation funding, Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Reform, Countryside Stewardship, and Biodiversity and ecosystems
- 17 March 2015
- Last updated:
- 13 December 2016, see all updates
- Applies to:
Get paid to support land managers to improve the natural environment, check eligibility, selection criteria and how to apply.
Individuals or organisations from the farming, forestry and other land management sectors or service providers with environmental land management experience and suitable facilitation skills can apply for facilitation funding.
This guide covers:
- what facilitators do
- who can apply
- selection criteria and process
- what payments are included
- how to apply
- what happens after applying
- how to get paid
- agreement conditions
Floods application round
In response to priority actions identified in Flood Action Plans after the December 2015 storms, Defra and Natural England ran an additional round of the Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund. This application round focused on bringing farmers and land managers together to provide catchment-scale solutions in flood-hit communities in Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Northumberland, County Durham and Yorkshire.
The facilitation fund floods round closed for applications on 15 February 2017.
Contact Natural England if you have any queries about the Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund:
Countryside Stewardship (Technical services)
County Hall, Spetchley Road
Telephone 0208 026 1089
See the Countryside Stewardship facilitation fund page for more information.
Published: 17 March 2015
Updated: 13 December 2016
- Facilitation fund floods round now open.
- Changes made to reflect second application window opening 18 January 2016.
- First published.