Grants & Schemes

Our Advisors can provide professional advice with regard to all government Environmental Schemes, past and present, including Countryside Stewardship (CSS), Higher Level (HLS) and Entry Level (ELS) Environmental Stewardship and English Woodland Grant Scheme (EWGS).  Since 2005, we have helped nearly 600 farmers and landowners apply successfully for Stewardship agreements.   With our own in-house ecologists, we are unique among land agents in being able to offer a complete service.

Countryside Stewardship Scheme
Countryside Stewardship is the Government’s flagship on-farm environmental and woodland scheme. Our comprehensive range of services includes:

  • Higher Tier and Mid Tier Countryside Stewardship applications
  • Applications for Hedgerows and Boundaries Grants
  • Higher Tier “Expression of Interest” – a critical step in gaining a Higher Tier agreement
  • Baseline Evaluation of Higher Tier Agreement (BEHTA) surveys
  • Woodland Management Plans – a pre-requisite for woodland options in CSS
  • Applications for Woodland Creation and Woodland Tree Health Grants
  • Completing Annual Claim Forms
  • Making capital works claims
  • Advice on targeting, scoring and making a competitive CSS application

Environmental Stewardship
The Environmental Stewardship Scheme ran from 2005 to 2014 and is now closed to new entrants. H&H Land & Estates can provide ongoing practical advice on managing your Environmental Stewardship agreement, including:

  • Advice on making options work best within your farming system
  • Completing Annual Claim Forms
  • Making capital works claims
  • Amending options in relation to the new Greening rules
  • Land transfers and amendments in relation to sales, purchases or change in tenancy
  • Advice on 2015 payment re-alignments



What Our Customers Say

  • We found Andrew and Kathy to be extremely professional. They guided us through the whole process seamlessly. Cannot recommend H&H highly enough. Thank you.

    Rhona King

    28th February 2019

  • Friendly and professional service at all times. Great service. Tracey is fabulous.

    Saiorse Cosgrove

    10th September 2019

  • Excellent service from valuation through to completion. Very friendly staff and extremely professional. Thank you very much Andrew and Kathy in the Penrith office for your help. Can’t praise them enough.

    J Carver

    13th September 2019

  • Personal, professional and friendly, the team at H&H in Penrith truly give you five star treatment. They help you through all the issues which always arise when buying a property and give you peace of mind that everything is being dealt with. We would definitely recommend this great team and would use again in the future.

    Carol Edmondson

    15th September 2019

  • Thomas, Shirley & Alan, we would like to show you our appreciation for everything you did in the preparation and sale of the (now successful) sale of the farm. Thank you.

    The Hill Family

    1st November 2019

  • Over the past few months, I’ve been dealing with Jenna to sort out some issues with a tenant that left and to find a new tenant for my property. You’ve been the managing agent for my flat since 2005 and the service that Jenna has given me recently has been nothing short of superb. She has promptly answered questions, given me reassurance and generally been a godsend over a fairly stressful time. You have a tremendous asset in Jenna.

    J Rowe

    25th February 2020

  • From my first dealings with the valuer who came out to look at my property and telephone dealings with the staff in the office, I have had nothing but excellent service and I would like to thank them all for that. My biggest thanks must go to Gillian, who has helped me all the way from start to finish, she has gone beyond my expectations and helped me in every way possible, her enthusiasm and humour along with her professional service has made my experience of selling my property a very pleasant experience and for that I am very grateful.

    J Hill

    21st August 2019

  • Nothing but praise for the service offered by Andrew and Kathy at H&H King, Penrith. They really put themselves out, not only to ensure that we sold our house but also to find us a house that suited our requirements in the right area. We have no doubts that they are worthy of a 5* rating. N&T

    Neil McGeown

    1st October 2019

  • Thank you so much [Mike] for all your help with the Mid-Tier Application. I couldn't have possibly done it myself and it was such a relief to be able to hand it over to you.

    L. McArthur

    22nd August 2018

  • We are very pleased with the way you dealt with the Scroggs Wood programme. There seemed to be a number of difficulties, but you overcame all these problems and got the timber extracted in good time, and sold it well - we were delighted with the cheques we received. So we wish to thank you warmly for all your efforts, your expertise and your thoroughly professional approach.

    H. Summerson

    31st January 2020