Countryside Stewardship Applications

Countryside Stewardship (CS) provides financial incentives for land managers to look after their environment through activities such as:


  • conserving and restoring wildlife habitats
  • flood risk management
  • woodland creation and management
  • reducing widespread water pollution from agriculture
  • keeping the character of the countryside
  • preserving features important to the history of the rural landscape
  • encouraging educational access
  • open to all eligible farmers, woodland owners, foresters and other land managers
  • suitable for many types of land use (for example conventional and organic farmland, coastal areas, uplands and woodlands)
  • competitive
  • scored against local priority targets to maximise environmental benefit


To find out more click here: Countryside Stewardship Scheme