The deadline for requesting Countryside Stewardship Pack online is due to close on Tuesday 30th June.
Applications for Mid Tier opened on 11 February and is due to close on 31 July 2020. However, the ability to download an application pack was extended to 30th June 2020 from the RPA’s online platform.
Mid-Tier offers options, supplements and capital items to achieve simple and effective environmental benefits. There are no Mid Tier grants for woodland or educational access.
Capital items for improving water quality are also available through Mid Tier.
The scheme is competitive with each application being assessed on its own merits, so for those wishing to submit an application it is strongly recommended that they seek specialist advice from organisations who are familiar with the application process and options in order that a comprehensive proposal is put forward that meets both the farmers and regional requirements.
More information on the Mid Tier Scheme can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/countryside-stewardship-get-paid-for-environmental-land-management#mid-tier
If you would like to discuss how to apply for the Mid Tier Scheme Please get in touch with us.
Countryside Stewardship One-to-Ones now being offered by DEFRA
Due to Covid-19 these sessions will be run remotely. To get the most out of a one-to-one session, it is advisable to have access to a computer with internet capabilities. Your one-to-one session will last up to 1hr 30mins (via an online teleconference facility that you will be invited to join via email) with an experienced adviser who will advise on the most suitable Mid Tier options for your farm and how to fill out your application. It is essential that you have an idea of what you want to achieve with your application prior to your session.
Booking is essential for an online one-to-one as places are limited.
You will be asked for your name, address, contact telephone number, email address, farm SBI and CPH numbers when booking. We will then contact you with a convenient date and time of your session. If you are unable to fill out this form, you can call 01823 663074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rural Payments Agency will handle all Countryside Stewardship enquiries on 03000 200 301.
You can request and download your Mid-Tier application pack from your online RPA account. You have until midnight on 30th June 2020 to request your pack online.