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SFI Scheme: How to Prepare and Submit a Successful Application

28 March - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is Defra’s flagship offering to the farming community.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is available to the farming community, rewarding farmers for environmental benefits provided through their land management practices.

As the area-based Basic Payment Scheme is phased out, SFI represents an important consideration for farmers seeking to maximise farm income. For farmers who choose to enter the SFI, Defra have worked hard to ensure the scheme is easy to apply for, with the majority of farmers expected to complete their own applications.

In this workshop, we will help farmers and landowners to understand the SFI scheme and the application process. We will cover:

  • The core requirements of the SFI schemes
  • Finding out more – the research you need to do in order to make informed decisions that are right for your farm, including where to get the information you need
  • How to prepare for your applicaiton – gathering the data you need
  • The application process itself – what to do at each stage of the SFI application process
  • Troubleshooting – what to do and where to turn when things go wrong.


Please note, this workshop will not go into detail on the various options available under SFI. To learn more about this, please find one of our SFI Options workshops here.



This workshop is available to any farmer or land manager in Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall, or the Isles of Scilly currently in receipt of BPS payments.

To be eligible to participate in the Future Farming Resilience project and receive subsequent 1:1 support or attend further workshops, you will be required to complete a Monitoring Information form. Forms will be provided by your advisor, at a workshop, or emailed to you after an online workshop. Please ensure forms are completed swiftly. Please be aware that BIP may limit further access to specialist workshops or 1:1 advice, if the form is not completed.

If you have any questions please call us on 01837 659 059 or email team@businessinfopoint.co.uk. Please check our privacy policy and Devon County Council’s privacy policy to see how we store and manage your submitted data.


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Support Programme
Future Farming Resilience