BPS & Grants

The land management professionals at Roger Parry & Partners have a detailed working knowledge of available grants and subsidies and the regulatory framework that applies to rural businesses. We are able to provide practical pro-active advice on how these affect a client’s business.

There are a variety of schemes that require expertise and advice, to receive the payments that you are entitled to and ensure that these are correct. The paperwork that is now required for schemes can be complex and time-consuming and the aim of our land experts is to remove the burden of complicated legislation and regulation by offering practical compliance advice. We aim to alert clients to opportunities and also advise clients to achieve a maximum return for their business, taking into consideration their objectives and farming business operations.

We pride ourselves at being at the cutting edge of legal developments and government policy to ensure that our advice will always keep clients well informed. We are expert in the operation and application of the Basic Payment Scheme and how the specifics of legislation affect businesses day-to-day. Our experienced entitlement trading team are able to secure clients the best possible deal.

The Single Payment Scheme came to an end in 2014 and its replacement, the Basic Payment Scheme, was new for 2015 and introduced more complicated rules, such as Greening guidelines. We can help you to ensure your business is meeting all the requirements and maximising your money or if you’re new to the scheme we can help set you up. Contact us if you require assistance with registration, online access or completion of your claim.


Clients will be advised on entering into these schemes that are complicated and that often have pitfalls. We can advise in a way that takes the client’s objectives into consideration and ensure that a significant benefit is gained from them. We can complete applications forms, review payments, submit claims, liaise with funding bodies, provide advice when looking at funding, monitoring claims, maximising returns and identifying projects.

Below is a list of the rural grants currently available (updated 9th October 2020)

Basic Payment SchemePayments based on hectares of farmed land. Young Farmer top-up also availableOpen spring 2021.Deadline 15th May each year
Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier5 year scheme incorporating annual payments and capital itemsOpen spring 2021
Closes 31st July 2021 (TBC)
Last date to request applications and CSFO approval 31st May 2021 (assumed)
Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier Water OnlyA 2 year scheme for capital items for land within a catchment sensitive farming areaOpens spring
Closes 31st July 2021 (TBC)
Last date to request applications and CSFO approval 31st May 2021 (TBC)
Countryside Stewardship Higher TierA more detailed version of Mid Tier.Open springCloses: TBC
Countryside Stewardship Hedgerows And BoundariesCapital payments for a range of works to boundaries such as new hedge planting, hedgelaying and fencing.Open spring
Closes: TBC
Countryside Stewardship Woodland CreationCapital payments for Woodland CreationOpen all year round
Countryside Stewardship Small GrantsGrants of £3,000 to £12,000 towards farm equipment. 40% fundingOpen now.Closes: 4th November 2020
Growth Programme Business Development40% grants for small rural businesses that includes farmers who want to diversify into non-agricultural activity. From £20,000Closed
Growth Programme Food Processing40% grants for food and drink businesses that process agricultural and horticulural products. From £20,000Closed
Growth Programme Rural Tourism40% grants for small rural businesses and farmers for capital expenditure for rural tourism infrastructure. From £20,000Closed
Improving Forestry Productivity40% grants are to improve forestry productivity through felling, extraction, and adding value by primary processing of timber products. From £35,000Closed
Adding Value to Agri Food40% grants for processors of primary agricultural or horticultural products. From £35,000Closed
Water Resource Management40% grants to improve farm productivity through more efficient use of water for irrigation, and to secure water supplies for crop irrigation by the construction of on-farm reservoirs.Closed
Improving Farm Productivity40% grants to improve farm productivity through the use of robotic equipment, increasing the use of renewable energy produced on farm, LED wavelength controlled lighting to aid crop production and more efficient use of livestock slurries and manures, and digestate. From £35,000Closed
South Shropshire LEADERUp to 40% grants for local projectsClosed. All funding has been allocated.
Basic Payment SchemePayments based on hectares of farmed land. Young Farmer top-up also available.Open spring
Deadline 15th May each year
Glastir Small GrantsCapital funding to do works such as hedge laying, hedge coppicing, stoning gateways, guttering and downpipes etc.Open: 11 Jan 2021
Closes: 19 Feb 2021Open: 18 May 2021Closes: 25 June 2021
Glastir Woodland CreationCapital funding towards woodland creation and maintenance payments for 12 years following planting.Open: 16th November 2020
Closes: 15th January 2021
Farm Business Grant – Yard CoveringsDetails out soonOpen: 9th November 2020Closes: 18th December 2020Open: 18th May 2021Closes: 25th June 2021
Farm Business GrantGrants of £3,000 to £12,000 towards farm equipment. 40% funding. Applicants must attend a Farming Connect Farming for the Future event prior to applying.Opens 1st March 2021Closes 9th April 2021
Sustainable Production GrantGrants of £12,000 to £50,000 for items to enhance farm nutrient management and water efficiency, such as covered slurry stores, vacuum tanks and yard roofing.Open: 1st February 2021
Closes: 12th March 2021
Timber Business Investment SchemeGrants open to private forest owners, local authoritiesor other public sector forest owners and SME’s that are engaged in forest planting and management activities, timber harvesting and/or timber processingOpen: 1st March 2021
Closes: 9th April 2021
Food Business Investment SchemeFor producers of agricultural products to add value to their outputs by providing support to those businesses that do first and/or second stage processing activitiesOpen: Now
Closes: 29th October 2020
Young People into AgricultureGrants to assist young farmers setting up as head of holding. Up to £40,000 available.Closed
We can also help with:

• Organic Grant Schemes
• Rural Enterprise Grants
• Environmental Grants
• Local Government Grants
• Business Rates Relief Grants