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Grants and Subsidies – Key dates released

Tue 5 February 2019

2019 key dates have been released for English grants and subsides for BPS, Countryside Stewardship and Countryside productivity Small Grant Scheme - see below.


BPS 2019

  • Applications available online from 13 March 2019 with application submission deadline 15 May 2019 (without penalty).
  • Entitlement and land transfers must be completed by 15 May 2019.


Countryside Stewardship 2019 – New Applications

  • Online applications for the Four Wildlife Offers open from 18 February 2019 with deadline of 31 July 2019 (midnight).
  • Application packs for Mid Tier available from 18 February 2019 with deadline to submit application by 31 July 2019 (application pack request deadline 31 May 2019).
  • Hedgerows and Boundaries Capital Grants 2019 applications available from 18 February 2019 to 3 May 2019 (midnight).


Existing Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship Revenue Claims

  • Revenue Claim submission period for 2019 runs from 13 March to 15 May (without penalty) – for existing CS, HLS, ELS and OELS Agreements.


Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme

  • Further details of the next round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme are due to be release in early 2019. The government has committed £30 million for further rounds of the funding to help farmers buy equipment to boost productivity and increase yields. Under the 2018 Scheme, funding between £3,000 to £12,000 was provided to cover up to 40% of the purchase price of new equipment from a prescribed list.


If you need any advice or more information please contact your local YoungsRPS office.

Alnwick  01665 606800

Hexham  01434 609000

Sedgefield  01740 622100

Northallerton  01609 781234