Hedgerows & Boundaries Capital Grants now available

Thursday 03 March 2016
Hedgerows & Boundaries Capital Grants now available

The new Countryside Stewardship hedgerows and boundaries capital grant opened for applications on 1 February and closes on 30 April 2016.

It offers up to £5,000, with a minimum of £1,000, for farmers who want to restore boundary features, such as hedges and stone walls, to protect their local wildlife or landscape. Farmers who want to carry out more extensive boundary improvements can apply for these capital items as part of a mid or higher tier application.

Farmers can select from a range of capital items, which offer different payments towards the costs involved.

It is a competitive scheme with applications being scored against each other but is not geographically targeted.

For more information and full details on how to apply see the gov.uk website.

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