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Author Topic: Do we qualify as a smallholding and does that mean grants are available?  (Read 471 times)


  • Joined May 2019
We have just over 10 acres in West Sussex and currently keep 3 horses, hens, ducks and a cat and dog.  We are going through the very long list of what we need to do to keep this place maintained and help our land, buildings, yard etc from further deterioration and I wondered if we might be able to register as a smallholding and if that might mean there were any grants available. We have considered adding a few sheep as well.
I have looked on but it looks like we need over 12 acres for basic payment so I wondered if something like country stewardship might be possible. 
All advice very welcome,  Thank you!
 :horse: :horse: :horse: :&> :chook: :dog: :cat:


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
All the schemes like countryside stewardship have the basic payment scheme as a pre-requisite. And don’t regard horses or farmyard fowl as agriculture.

Whether there are regional schemes aimed at smallholders I wouldn’t know.  The land agents attached to your local mart is probably a good place to ask.
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing



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