The Rural Support Scheme (RSS) replaces the Single Area Payment (SAP) in delivering rural development under the Rural Economy Strategy (RES) 2017 to 2021.
Rural Economy Strategy (RES) 2017 to 2021
Rural financial support will be separated from the area farmed. It will be based on businesses showing compliance with internationally recognised assurance schemes.
To apply for the Rural Support Scheme you need to complete and return the form below. Forms must reach the Rural Economy team by the dates listed on the application form.
Financial information return form
Rural Support Scheme 2018 application form
The Rural Support Scheme requires membership of various schemes. Further information can be found on the following websites: