Natural England - Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship is an agri-environment scheme that provides funding to farmers and other land managers in England to deliver effective environmental management on your land.

For information and how to apply call 0300 060 0011, or contact your regional office.

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How does Environmental Stewardship work?

There are are three elements to Environmental Stewardship:

Uplands Entry Level Stewardship (Uplands ELS) was launched in February 2010 to support hill farmers with payments for environmental management. This strand of Environmental Stewardship succeeds the Hill Farm Allowance. It is open to all farmers with land in Severely Disadvantaged Areas, regardless of the size of the holding. ELS Handbook (3rd Edition)

Where can I find out more?

For background information on Environmental Stewardship see Look after your land with Environmental Stewardship, and Look after your uplands with Environmental Stewardship.

For more information about Environmental Stewardship call 0300 060 0011, contact your regional office or go to an event in your area for farmers and land managers.

Environmental Stewardship builds on the recognised success of the Environmentally Sensitive Areas Scheme and the Countryside Stewardship Scheme.

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