Rural Payments & Grants

Rural Payments & Grants

Please click on the link below for access to the rural payments and grants guidance and scheme rules for each area of the UK:


Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Homepage

Rural Payments Agency (RPA) Homepage

Basic Payment Scheme

Countryside Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

Countryside Productivity Scheme

RDPE Growth Programme

The Farming Recovery Fund

Rural Payments Service – registering and updating details

Rural Payments – updating details of a change in business structure

Rural Payments – death of registered customer

Rural Payments Agency – Complaints Procedure


Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA) Homepage

Area-based Schemes 

Environmental Farming Scheme

DAERA Online Services

Rural Development Grants

Farming and Food Grants

Environmental Grants


Scottish Government Rural Payments and Services Homepage

Basic Payment Scheme

Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme (Mainland and Islands)

Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme

Agri-Environment Climate Scheme

Small Farms Grant Scheme

Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund

Scottish Rural Development Programme – Farm Advisory Service


Food Processors



Welsh Government Farming & Countryside Homepage

Rural Payments Wales (RPW) Online Homepage

Basic Payment Scheme

Single Application Form

Cross Compliance


Farm Business Grant

Food Business Investment Scheme

Rural Business Investment Scheme – Food

Sustainable Management Scheme

Sustainable Production Grant

Young People into Agriculture


Co-operation and Supply Chain Development Scheme

Rural Grants and Payments Appeals





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