Last Updated - 7 February 2024

This calculator has been updated with the changes announced at the start of 2024. A full list of the combined CS and SFI offer can be found in the Technical Annex to the Agricultural Transition Plan. Full details on some actions, however, are awaited. So please consider the actions bearing the following in mind:

Technical annex: The combined environmental land management offer – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

  • You can apply for SFI 2023 actions now.
  • You can apply for a CS Capital Works grant at the moment through the Rural Payments portal.
  • Application for SFI 2024 and CS actions will be simplified to a single system, though applications will not be possible until at least summer 2024.
  • Further new actions targeting priority environmental sites will also be announced later this year. These were previously termed higher tier agreements.

Remember that SFI and CS actions can be stacked if the actions are compatible, and you are not paid for the same action twice. Farmers will also be financially encouraged to collaborate.

Below the most popular actions (grants) available to upland farmers to apply for are listed with direct links to full information in the Countryside Stewardship Grant Finder. But to find details of SFI actions, go to the contents of the SFI Handbook to find where the relevant action can be found within that document.

The list also covers the new (2024) SFI along with uprated CS actions, with the current unavailability of these highlighted.

Countryside Stewardship grant finder – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) Handbook for the SFI 2023 offer (publishing.service.gov.uk)

(c) Rob Fraser/Our Upland Commons – Ingleborough

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