At Lister Haigh, we offer expert advice and assistance on the range of grant schemes available for rural projects.
We are experienced in advising farmers on the opportunities available through the various agri-environment schemes, such as the Entry Level Stewardship (ELS), Organic Entry Level Scheme (OELS), Uplands Entry Level Stewardship (UELS) and Higher Level Stewardship (HLS). We are also able to help you enter the English Woodland Grant Scheme (EWGS), which grants are available for the management of existing woodland, and also for creating new woodlands.Farm Resource Efficiency Programme (FREP), for example assists farmers to improve the overall economic performance of their holding. Grants are available for a range of new technologies including renewable power, rainwater harvesting and slurry/silage store roof. The England Catchment Sensitive Farming Delivery Initiative (ECSFDI) also encourages farmers to reduce the pollution of surface-water bodies caused by farming operations, A capital grant scheme allows for works such as fencing off watercourses and installing new water troughs.
The re-direction of CAP funds from production towards conservation has generated a number of grants to support a diverse range of conservation activities. The
We are experienced in advising on, applying for, and administering the different environmental schemes currently available and offer:
- Pre-application advice on the suitability of each scheme for your holding
- An assessment of the impact on the existing business (both economic and practical) and ways to make it fit your requirements
- Management of the application process including scheme implementation as required