- a Higher Level, primarily for environmentally designated sites and other priority habitats
- a Wider Level to deliver benefits across the countryside, outside of environmentally designated areas
- a Group Level to support co-operative action by farmers in specific areas such as a river catchment
Applications which deliver most environmental benefit for the scheme objectives of restoring, preserving and enhancing biodiversity, improving water quality and mitigating against climate change will receive priority entry into the scheme.
Keep on track with EFS - Four essential steps
Claim management:- Your EFS claim must be made on the Single application during each of the 5 years of your agreement. If your agreement commenced on 1 January 2021 you have until 31 December to complete the work. If it becomes clear that you will not complete all of the EFS work claimed for, you can reduce your claim using an EFS SAF3 where you have not been notified of an inspection. Find more information here.
EFS training online:- If you started your EFS agreement in January 2021 you must complete your EFS training online as soon as possible. Your payment depends on it. Find more information here.
Drinking Trough pipework requirements:- If you started your EFS agreement in January 2021 and it contains Drinking Trough Pipework (DTP), you must complete the works by 31 December and return the DTP reply slip. Click here for more information. Please note DTP is not be available for Tranche 5 applicants.