Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant manual: Countryside Stewardship

Manual for all Hedgerow and Boundaries Grant agreements starting in 2020



Applications for the Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant closed on 1 May 2020.

Use the manual to understand:

  • the payments you could receive
  • scheme requirements including record keeping and inspections
  • agreement management - such as making claims.

Find out more about CS funding

See Countryside Stewardship for details of other funding.


Contact the Rural Payments Agency if you have any queries:

Rural Payments Agency

(Countryside Stewardship)
PO Box 324
S95 1DF

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

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Published 15 January 2018
Last updated 11 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. How to apply guide made accessible

  2. Page updated to reflect the scheme deadline.

  3. Minor update to the Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant manual to clarify that land under an UELS/HLS agreement is no longer ineligible for this scheme.

  4. Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant overview leaflet added to the page.

  5. Replaced 4 May deadline with 30 June on page 24 of the 'How to apply online for a Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant' document.

  6. Publication of Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant manual for agreements starting in 2020.

  7. Information updated following 3 May application deadline.

  8. Version 2.0 of 'How to apply online for a Hedgerows and Boundaries grant' published.

  9. Opened for applications on 18 February

  10. Grant now closed for applications.

  11. Supplementary information form for online applications added.

  12. Added closing date and guidance on how to apply online.

  13. First published.