Rural grants and schemes

Brexit Update: Under existing government policy the UK will continue to receive support for rural development grants schemes until formally leaving the European Union (EU). All agri-environment schemes and capital infrastructure grant scheme projects signed for before Brexit will continue to be honoured by the UK Government for the lifetime of those agreements after leaving the EU.

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Rural grants scheme are administered by the devolved governments of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Rural Grant application windows may vary, and some schemes are closed, further information can be found here;

England – Countryside Stewardship is open for application from February 2019 onwards: more information here

Scotland – information on the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme can be found here

Wales – runs an organic rural grant scheme known as Glastir Organic. This scheme is closed at the moment. More information can be found here

Northern Ireland – runs the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) which can be found here