5 October 2021
Some application statuses in the Rural Payments service contain incorrect wording
31 July 2021
Added Implementation Plan (PA1) and Feasibility Study (PA2) grants group. Updates to show that Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers has closed.
24 June 2021
Updated to reflect that the CS Mid Tier request an application pack online deadline has been extended to 16 July.
12 June 2021
Edited latest news to include information about changes to the RP service and confirmation that claim deadline of 11 June 2021 had passed for 2021 CS revenue claims.
1 May 2021
Higher Tier and Capital Grants applications have now closed and have been removed from the list of open applications.
30 March 2021
Latest News updated with opening times for helplines between 1 and 6 April
9 February 2021
Latest News and elements of the scheme sections updated to show applications are now open for CS
27 January 2021
The Latest news and woodland support sections have been updated to explain the Woodland Creation and Maintenance grant opens on 9 Febraury 2021.
8 December 2020
Added link to the Countryside Stewardship forms page
15 October 2020
Information on the Woodland management plan grant has been updated - you can now apply for this grant.
1 October 2020
New details for Woodland Management Plan grants added covering domestic regulations for agreements with a start date after 1 January 2021.
15 July 2020
New manual added covering domestic regulations for agreements with a start date after 1 January 2021.
11 July 2020
'Countryside Stewardship: How to apply' page and links updated to reflect scheme deadlines that have passed.
9 July 2020
Information for agreements with a start date from 1 January 2021 (domestic regulations) added.
2 July 2020
Woodland grant section updated with information about the grants moving from EU funding to domestic funding from 8 July.
12 March 2020
Added Information on Farm Advice for farmers and land managers under Mid Tier
11 February 2020
Transition of page from collection page to How to apply for CS, and information updated for applications made in 2020.
3 February 2020
Updates to 'Add land by email' section: subject title in email to state: 'CS 2020 add land'; deadline to receive emails is 4 May 2020, further dates have been removed.
30 January 2020
You can now transfer land parcels and BPS entitlements for 2020 until 15 May, using the Rural Payments service.
You can also now add land by email.
25 November 2019
Countryside Stewardship query form added
31 October 2019
Update to Latest news section to include text and link to the new RPA remittance advice guidance page.
24 September 2019
Deadline for submission of PA2 and HE2 applications now 30 March 2020 wording added to Historic buildings restoration grant section.
19 August 2019
Added the 'Minor and temporary adjustment (MTA) form: Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship' to the Forms section.
8 August 2019
Revised Woodland creation grant: Countryside Stewardship page
5 August 2019
Facilitation Fund is open for applications
1 August 2019
Added latest news - Applications for Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier, Mid Tier including Wildlife Offers, and Hedgerows and Boundaries are now closed for 2019.
Woodland creation, management plan and tree health grants are open all year for applications.
20 June 2019
Latest news: Change to the way customers contact us about Countryside Stewardship
11 June 2019
Text updated due to deadline for CS revenue claims.
6 June 2019
Rural Payments service ‘Land use’ screens removed from latest news as the screens are available to customers.
5 June 2019
5 June 2019 - Land use screens in the Rural Payments service are not working.
23 May 2019
Change to clarify that we must receive add land requests by midnight on 29 May so that we can action the request by 31 May.
16 May 2019
Updates to information following 15 May deadline.
14 May 2019
'Add land by email' deadline for requests extended to 31 May.
17 April 2019
Added Mid Tier: Farm Advice Framework (FAF) events to Mid Tier section
12 April 2019
Information published about Drop-in centres.
13 March 2019
Updated Latest news with detail that you can now submit a revenue claim.
12 March 2019
Added detail to Latest news about 'How to request MT application pack'
5 March 2019
Land-use codes for 2019 published.
22 February 2019
We've added information about our latest digital land map checks.
18 February 2019
Update page to include information about 'Add land by email'.
18 February 2019
Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier, Higher Tier, and Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant opened on 18 February 2019.
18 February 2019
Countryside Stewardship opened for applications on 18 Feb
14 February 2019
Use the Rural Payments service to edit land use.
23 January 2019
Updated Latest News
23 January 2019
Land and entitlement transfers available for 2019
1 August 2018
Link to guidance for those finding it difficult to meet scheme requirements due to hot and dry weather conditions.
30 June 2018
Deadline for first stage of historic buildings restoration grant application process passed.
27 June 2018
Mid Tier application deadline extended to 31 August 2018.
14 April 2018
Higher tier closed for applications.
1 March 2018
Added details of the 3 offices where applications and supporting information should be sent.
15 January 2018
Mid Tier (including the 4 new Offers for Wildlife), Higher Tier and the hedgerows and boundaries grant open for 2018 applications.
18 September 2017
Updated woodland support section with woodland creation fund 2018 information.
14 August 2017
Mapping updates section added.
7 April 2017
Event timetable for Mid Tier applications 2017 published.
10 March 2017
Mid Tier and Higher Tier open for 2017 applications.
1 February 2017
Information about the 2017 hedgerows and boundaries grant added.
20 December 2016
Information about the woodland management plan grant for 2017 added.
7 December 2016
Information about the woodland creation grant for 2017 added.
30 September 2016
Mid Tier has now closed for new applications in 2016.
15 September 2016
Added payment timings to agreement holders section.
17 May 2016
Updated page to show that the Higher Tier application period has ended for those with agri-environment options.
14 March 2016
Mid Tier and Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship applications open for 2016.
18 January 2016
Facilitation fund opens for second round of applications 18 January 2016.
15 June 2015