Defra announced yesterday that land under an UELS/HLS agreement is no longer ineligible for this scheme. This is a very useful change as it means farmers can apply for grants to do work on boundaries whilst still in these agreements – note the deadlines below.
Stewardship Deadlines Reminder
- Hedgerow and Boundary Scheme and Higher Level Stewardship Schemes: Order an application pack by 31 March 2020 with a deadline of 1st May for applications.
- Mid-Tier Stewardship: Order an application pack and contact your CSF officer about water capital grants by 31 May. Deadline 31st July 2020 for applications.
Defra normally funds ADAS to do workshops and free one to one advice at clinics. To discuss the support now available (given Covid 19) call ADAS on 08453 713399. The Yorkshire Dales National Park farming team also offer advice on Stewardship - Tel 0300 456 0030 or Email: email@example.com.