Higher Level Stewardship Scheme holders now eligible for Countryside Stewardship Hedgerow and Boundary Grants

Posted: March 10, 2020 by Karen Kipling
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The application window is now open for farmers to apply for a Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant to help restore their existing farm boundaries.

A capital grant of up to £10,000 per applicant is available for stone wall restoration, hedgerow gapping up, laying and coppicing amongst other options.

The main change to this year’s application round is that farmers who have an existing Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) scheme in place are now eligible to apply for the capital grant.

Those in the ten year HLS schemes were previously locked out of applying for further environmental capital funding and so this is a welcome change.

Should you have any hedgerows or stone walls you feel would benefit from restoration, get in touch with your local GSC Grays Farm Business Consultant who will be more than happy to help with the application process.

Ben Rogerson

Senior Farm Business Consultant


Email: bgr@gscgrays.co.uk

Tel: 01665 568311

Holly Story

Senior Farm Business Consultant


Email: has@gscgrays.co.uk

Tel: 01748 897603

Laura Cureton

Farm Business Consultant


Email: lac@gscgrays.co.uk

Tel: 0191 303 6373

Will Smith

Farm Business Consultant


Email: whs@gscgrays.co.uk

Tel: 0191 303 9545

Sam Cole



Email: sjc@gscgrays.co.uk

Tel: 01748 897626

Sam Dale

Senior Farm Business Consultant


Email: sjd@gscgrays.co.uk

Tel: 01347 820502