Rural Payments

Dairy Response Fund 2020 open for applications

  • Defra have set up a fund aimed at UK based dairy farmers for the challenges and disruption that they have encountered through the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Check out the handbook to see if you are eligible, click here.
  • Applications must be submitted by the 14th August 2020.
  • Click here to view the application form.

Everything rural businesses need to know about the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) in 2020, click here.

The Basic Payment Scheme is a safety net for farmers as a supplement to their main farm business income, more information on how to apply for it and what it involves can be accessed here.

  • Claiming BPS 2020 and greening payments in extreme weather, click here.

Catchment Sensitive Farming – Training, advice and grant support for farmers and land managers to reduce water and air pollution from agriculture, click here.


  • Funding for farmers, woodland owners, foresters and land managers to make environmental improvements – Countryside stewardship
  • Responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices – Environmental stewardship

Make or update a rural payments claim, click here.

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