Environmental Grants &
Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

  • Mid Tier Countryside Stewardship grant applications
  • NVZ records for Devon, Cornwall and Somerset
  • BPS Claims
  • Please check with us if you would like assistance with grant applications

In 2018, your Ecological Focus Area (EFA) cover crops must be established by 1 October 2018 and retained until at least 15 January 2019. Natural England will not consider the retention of the EFA cover crops as an overlap with 1 January 2019 CS agreements. This assumes you’ll move the cover crops to a different location in 2019.

Hedges can be used for EFA and for Entry Level Stewardship, Higher Level Stewardship and CS options without payment deductions.