God evening, welcome to just answer. I am a solicitor and happy to assist. This is a complex area and the charity having more than 5 hectares is a very good start.
you will also know that you will need to have 5 ‘entitlements’ to apply.
On declaring what is done on the land you will need to be particular as there are some rules about what you can and cannot do with your land if you claim BPS.
i appreciate the charity provides grazing land for the horses but if they do any arable land farming they might need to grow 3 different crops and use 5% of your land to do specific things that are good for the environment.
you will be required to fulfil the cross compliance rules too and for this RPA and the Animal and Plant Health Agency carry out inspections on a selection of holdings each year. If the inspector finds something wrong, your charity could lose some (or all) of your rural payments.
I strongly recommend that you contact for free helpline guidance about your application:
You may also contact Farming Advice Service on Helpline 03000 200 301 for free advice.
any clarification please do not hesitate to contact us, always glad to assist. All the best.