Alert to all our Sandstone Ridge Farmers.
The application window for the Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme is now OPEN, providing the chance for more farmers and land managers to get ready for the future and be paid for environmental work.
Through the scheme, farmers can apply for funding to improve their local environment — from restoring wildlife habitats and creating woodlands to managing flood risk.
Applying this year is the best way to prepare for the government's future Environmental Land Management (ELM) Scheme, which will reward farmers for producing 'public goods', such as better air and water quality or improved access to the countryside.
If anyone wants help with a CS Application, then Nicky as your Facilitator can provide some advice through the Sandstone Ridge Farmer Network — contact Nicky by email and/or phone firstname.lastname@example.org — 07794 082860.