Rural Development Contracts - Land Managers Options
Rural Development Contracts Land Managers Options (LMO) were introduced under the 2007-13 Scotland Rural Development Programme (SRDP). The aims of the SRDP are to increase competitiveness in agriculture and forestry, improve the environment and the countryside and enhance the quality of life in rural areas. LMO provide support for the provision of economic, social and environmental improvements across Scotland.
For 2013, the deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, 15 May. You must also submit a SAF.
Land managers can apply for funding for a range of options under LMO up to a maximum allowance for the business. Some options require a five year commitment and compliance with Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions and Statutory Management Requirements. Others are paid for one year only (although commitments may be longer in some cases).
LMO are non competitive and open to all land managers with land in Scotland. You must be registered with the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) and have a Business Reference Number (BRN).
This Website provides up to date guidance on the Land Managers Options. The What's new and Guidance updates sections provides details of any amendments made each Scheme year. The Land Managers Options Notes for Guidance which was issued to all land managers in March 2008 and is also on this website.
Please note that it does not include amendments made since its publication.
If you have any questions about Land Managers Options, you can contact your SGRPID Area Office (for applicants outwith Scotland, contact the SGRPID Galashiels office).