Energy Crops Scheme

The Energy Crops Scheme (ECS) is part of the Rural Development Programme for England. It runs until the end of 2013, as does the RDP itself. The scheme provides a 50%  grant towards all eligible costs. Further reading and guidance can be found at

Under the current scheme, they will honour agreements signed on or before the end of Dec 2013, and this will include multi-year plantings. So in theory an agreement could encompass planting in Spring 2014, 2015 and 2016, or any variation thereof.

Worth looking at.