Environmental Stewardship: guidance and forms for agreement holders

Use these documents to meet the requirements for an Entry Level Stewardship (ELS), Organic ELS, Uplands ELS or Higher Level Stewardship agreement.

Natural England must receive late annual Environmental Stewardship (ES) claims by 11 June 2018. They’ll apply a 1% penalty for each working day a claim is late. (Claims must have been received by Natural England by 15 May 2018 to avoid a penalty.)

The extension of Countryside Stewardship payment claim deadline does not apply to ES claims.

Natural England must receive any amendments to ES claims by 31 May 2018.


Forms: all scheme levels

Forms: Entry Level Stewardship (ELS), Organic ELS and Uplands ELS

Forms: Higher Level Stewardship

HS2 guidance

Published 17 April 2015
Last updated 16 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Deadline for late claims is 11 June 2018. Deadline for amendments to claims is 31 May.
  2. Guidance for agreement holders affected by HS2.
  3. First published.