BPS 2020 & 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.

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 grants currently available (updated 13th August 2019)


Basic Payment Scheme Payments based on hectares of farmed land. Young Farmer top-up also available

Deadline 15th May each year

Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier 5 year scheme incorporating annual payments and capital items

Open 18th Feb 2019

Closes 31st July 2019

Last date to request applications and CSFO approval 31st May 2019

Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier Water Only A 2 year scheme for capital items for land within a catchment sensitive farming area

Opens 19th Feb 2019

Closes 31st July 2019

Last date to request applications and CSFO approval 31st May 2019

Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier A more detailed version of Mid Tier. Closed
Countryside Stewardship Hedgerows And Boundaries Capital payments for a range of works to boundaries such as new hedge planting, hedgelaying and fencing.

Closed - Usually open in the spring

Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Capital payments for Woodland Creation Open all year round
Countryside Stewardship Small Grants Grants of £3,000 to £12,000 towards farm equipment. 40% funding

Open 9th July 2019

Closes 3rd September 2019

Growth Programme Business Development 40% grants for small rural businesses that includes farmers who want to diversify into non-agricultural activity. From £35,000
 Closed 31st May 2018
Growth Programme Food Processing 40% grants for food and drink businesses that process agricultural and horticulural products. From £35,000  Closed 31st May 2018
Growth Programme Rural Tourism 40% grants for small rural businesses and farmers for capital expenditure for rural tourism infrastructure. From £35,000

 Closed 31st May 2018

Improving Forestry Productivity 40% grants are to improve forestry productivity through felling, extraction, and adding value by primary processing of timber products. From £35,000

Closed 3rd April 2018

Adding Value to Agri Food 40% grants for processors of primary agricultural or horticultural products. From £35,000

Closed 29th June 2018

Water Resource Management 40% 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 29th June 2018

Improving Farm Productivity 40% 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 £35,000

Closed 3rd Dec 2018

South Shropshire LEADER Up to 40% grants for local projects

Closed. All funding has been allocated.

Basic Payment Scheme Payments based on hectares of farmed land. Young Farmer top-up also available.

Deadline 15th May each year

Glastir Small Grants Capital funding to do works such as hedge laying, hedge coppicing, stoning gateways, guttering and downpipes etc.

Open 1st April 2019

Closed 10th May 2019

Another round expected in Nov 2019

Glastir Woodland Creation Capital funding towards woodland creation and maintenance payments for 12 years following planting.

Open 30th September 2019

Closes 8th November 2019

Farm Business Grant Grants 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 4th March 2019

Closed 12th April 2019

Sustainable Production Grant Grants 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

Window 5

Open 4th March 2019

Closed 12th April 2019

Window 6

Open 2nd September 2019

Closes 11th October 2019

Timber Business Investment Scheme Grants 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 processing

Open 1st Feb 2019

Closed 28th April 2019

Food Business Investment Scheme For producers of agricultural products to add value to their outputs by providing support to those businesses that do first and/or second stage processing activities

Closed 29th Nov 2018

Young People into Agriculture Grants to assist young farmers setting up as head of holding. Up to £40,000 available.

Closed 29th Aug 2018

We can also help with:
• Organic Grant Schemes
• Redundant Building Grants
• Rural Enterprise Grants
• Environmental Grants
• Local Government Grants
• Business Rates Relief Grants

...and many more

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.




Roger Parry FRICS or Peter Daborn
roger@rogerparry.net or peter@rogerparry.net 
01743 791 336


Tudor Watkins MRICS or Clare Williams MRICS
tudor@rogerparry.net or clare@rogerparry.net 
01938 554 499


Richard Corbett MRICS or Rosina Bloor
richard@rogerparry.net or rosina@rogerparry.net 
01691 655 334


Clare Williams MRICS or Gail Jenkins MRICS
clare@rogerparry.net or gail@rogerparry.net
01686 449 222