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Could grants and subsidies be available to benefit your business?

Let YoungsRPS advise you on the most suitable grants and subsidies for your business. We can take you through the application process, managing and monitoring it on your behalf.

Basic Payment Scheme

With more than 25 years of experience in Defra Schemes (MAFF previously) - we have exceptional knowledge and understanding of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) which has evolved over the period into its current form.

With Brexit ahead of us, we will continue to be at the forefront of this important scheme.

Environmental Stewardship

As Entry Level and Higher Level Stewardship Schemes are being phased out, our expert team can advise you on the replacement scheme, Countryside Stewardship (CS).

Open to all eligible farmers, woodland owners, foresters and land managers, CS provides financial incentives to help look after the environment through activities such as, conserving and restoring wildlife habitats, woodland creation and management as well as flood risk management.

With three main areas of the scheme, it can be a complex process but our friendly team are here to take the burden away from you, ensuring that you get the best options for your land.


As digital mapping is becoming integral to many Defra services we can help clients keep their LPIS up to date. This is essential for accurate crop planning and grant applications.


Since 2014 YoungsRPS has joined forces with Gillian Mitchell who heads one of the leading consultancies in this sector, including rural payments, trading standards, APHA, BCMS and the Environment Agency amongst others. If you have encountered a problem with Defra or any other agency call YoungsRPS to help with your appeal.

Common Land

We advise a number of Common Associations and are acknowledged as a specialist on Commons.

We also advise on:

  • Setting up and managing complicated stewardship agreements, internal side agreements and access agreements.
  • Liaising with various interested parties including farmers and landowners, Natural England, The RSPB, National Park Authority and AONB.
  • Ownership and tenure of common grazing rights and their inter-relationship with Basic Payment Scheme and appeals.

LEADER Programme

Running for over ten years, LEADER grants are designed to support rural businesses, helping to create jobs and support the rural economy.

As with all grants, there are priority areas and criteria to be met, this is where our knowledgeable team can offer the advice you need.


If you are looking for support on any grants or subsidies for your business, please contact your local representative below:

Hexham - Charles Raine on 01434 609000

Sedgefield and Northallerton - James Thompson on 01740 622100

Alnwick - Emma Smith on 01665 606800

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