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 Scheme||Payments based on hectares of farmed land. Young Farmer top-up also available||
Open spring 2021.
Deadline 15th May each year
|Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier||5 year scheme incorporating annual payments and capital items||
Open 9th Feb 2021
Close 30th July 2021
|Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier Capital Grants
||Details to be confirmed
Opens 9th Feb 2021
Closes 30th April 2021
|Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier||A more detailed version of Mid Tier.||
Open 9th Feb 2021
Closes: 30th April 2021
|Countryside Stewardship Hedgerows And Boundaries||Capital payments for a range of works to boundaries such as new hedge planting, hedgelaying and fencing.||
|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||
|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: 11 Jan 2021
Closes: 19 Feb 2021
Open: 18 May 2021
Closes: 25 June 2021
|Glastir Woodland Creation||
Capital funding towards woodland creation and maintenance payments for 12 years following planting.
Another round expected
Open: 16th November 2020
Closes: 15th January 2021
|Farm Business Grant - Yard Coverings||Grant for £3,000 - £12,000 for works asociated to roofing for Silage pits andSlurry stores
Open: 18th May 2021
Closes: 25th June 2021
|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 1st March 2021
Closes 9th April 2021
|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.||
Open: 1st February 2021
Closes: 12th March 2021
|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 March 2021
Closes: 9th April 2021
|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||
Closes: 29th October 2020
|RUral Business Investment Scheme (Non Agri & Food)
||Details not yet known
Open: 18th Feb 2021
Closes: 22nd March 2021
We can also help with:• Organic Grant Schemes
• Rural Enterprise Grants
• Environmental Grants
• Local Government Grants
• Business Rates Relief Grants