Guidance

Arable Offer: Countryside Stewardship

Funding for arable farmers to support wildlife: the benefits, how to apply and what you can choose to include in your application.

Documents

Arable Offer: Option descriptions and prescriptions guidance

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How to apply for the online Arable Offer

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How to complete the application form

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The Arable Offer is open for applications.

Use the ‘what you need to know’ guide to :

  • understand the payments you could receive and the benefits to wildlife
  • decide if you’re eligible
  • understand the options and how to meet the requirements
  • understand how to apply and the deadline for applications

Use the ‘option descriptions and prescriptions’ document to:

  • understand the rules for each option
  • choose the options you want to include in your application
  • understand how to carry out each option successfully

Use the ‘how to apply’ document to help you make an online application.

Use the ‘how to complete the application form’ guidance to help fill in the application form you receive in the application pack.

You can apply:

  • online through the Rural Payments service, except when your SBI has over 100 land parcels
  • using the application form you’ll receive in your application pack

The deadline for requesting an application pack was 31 May 2018. If you have not requested a pack, you will not be able to apply this year.

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2018.

Find out about the other Offers

For guidance on the other Offers, see:

Published 15 January 2018
Last updated 1 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Deadline to request an application pack has passed. Removed the application pack request form.
  2. New shorter version of application pack request form.
  3. How to complete the application form guidance added.
  4. Guidance on how to apply online added.
  5. Application pack request form added. Section 5 ( 'Get an application pack') in the 'What you need to know guide' has also changed to refer to this form.
  6. First published.