Environmental Stewardship is the main agri-environment grant scheme that funds conservation work on farms.
It is run by Natural England on behalf of Defra and consists of two elements - Entry Level Stewardship and Higher Level Stewardship.
For full details of both elements please click on this link to the Defra website:
If you would like advice about the Entry Level or Higher Level Schemes, or would like us to prepare a Farm Environment Plan for a Higher Level application, then please contact Liz Bassindale at the AONB Office.
Our local Environmental Stewardship Adviser is Justine Clark, who can be contacted at the Natural England offices in Northallerton on 0300 060 2032.
If you have an enquiry about the Howardian Hills AONB please contact us