Countryside Stewardship


FWAG  has a wealth of experience about the range of Countryside Stewardship grants on offer and their suitability for your farm business. We can prepare and submit an application on your behalf and we can help you with your evidence and record keeping requirements.

Entrance into most elements of the new Countryside Stewardship scheme is competitive. The success of an application will depend on selecting the right options for the right places, according to local environmental priorities. Your local FWAG adviser can help you to develop a strong application that works for you and the environment.

Stewardship schemes remain the best mechanism for delivering real environmental benefits onto our farmland, and at FWAG we are passionate about helping farmers to achieve sustainable and profitable farming businesses. We are available to give expert advice on the following topics that are of particular relevance to the farming industry now:

  • Applying for the new Countryside Stewardship – Mid-Tier, Higher Tier and Capital Grants

  • Higher-Tier ‘Expressions of Interest’ forms

  • EFA’s and Greening – plan after harvest and be prepared

For farmers who do have expiring ELS or HLS agreements our advice is to take action now! Feel free to email or contact your local FWAG.