Countryside Productivity Scheme
About the Countryside Productivity Scheme:
The RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme provides funding for projects in England
which improve productivity in the farming and forestry sectors and help create jobs
and growth in the rural economy.
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) delivers the grants.
RPA’s role is to assess applications for grants and make offers for grant funding on
behalf of Defra.
The government has guaranteed funding for RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme
grants if these are agreed and signed before the UK’s departure from the EU, even if
the grant agreements continue after we have left the EU.
This is subject to projects meeting the following conditions:
- they are good value for money
- they are in line with domestic strategic priorities