This page provides information and guidance for the Environmental Farming Scheme. Please note that the application period for EFS opens on 27 February 2017 and closes on 31 March 2017.

Environmental Farming Scheme information and guidance

How to apply for EFS Wider Level

How to apply for EFS Higher Level

Have a look at the attached map to check if you may have Higher Level Land

Use this form if you want to nominate someone to act as an EFS planner on your behalf

Use this form if you want to nominate someone to act on your behalf

The links below provide information on the various scheme options

List of approved organic bodies

European Union Funding and State Aid

The Environmental Farming Scheme is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

Aid for the establishment of native woodland of less than 5 hectares and aid for agro-forestry Systems are subject to European Commission State Aid rules and all applications will be assessed for compliance with Articles 32 and 33 of Commission Regulation (EU) 702/2014 [Official Journal of the European Union L 193/1 – 75, 1 July 2014].

 

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