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Farm payments, funding and support

Help with farm payments 

Visit the Rural Payments and Services website for support with farming and agriculture in Scotland. 

You’ll find help and advice on funding available for rural businesses and groups (including farmers, crofters, land owners, foresters and communities).

How to apply for funding 

There are a range of different schemes available. You can find details of all schemes on the Rural Payments and Services website.

You will need to register your details with Rural Payments and Services if you want to apply for any rural funding schemes.

There are several different ways to apply or claim for funding, depending on your chosen scheme.

Help and advice

Contact your local Area Office for help if you have any questions. You can book an in-person appointment or contact them via web chat. 

The Rural Payments and Services website also has information available on: 

  • inspections to check for animal and plant health, disease prevention and pollution
  • how to register agricultural land
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