Arable Offer: Countryside Stewardship

Find out if you're eligible to apply and read about what funding is available for agreements starting on 1 January 2021



Applications for the Arable Offer closed on 31 July 2020.

The Arable Offer helps a farm business provide for the needs of farmland birds and helps pollinators to carry out their essential services of pollinating flowers and crops. It also helps protect water courses.

Published 15 January 2018
Last updated 18 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Overview leaflet added to the page.

  2. Information updated for agreements starting on 1 January 2021.

  3. Updated - Applications for the Arable Offer closed on 31 July 2019. Removed details – Apply online.

  4. New Wildlife Offers launched 18 Feb

  5. The Arable Offer is closed for applications.

  6. Added link to evidence checking tool to 'What you need to know' document, in 4: How to apply.

  7. Option and supplement descriptions PDF updated to show options AB1, AB4, AB5, AB6, AB8, AB9, AB11, SW1 and WT2 cannot be used on land already receiving funding for Ecological Focus Areas declared for Basic Payment Scheme.

  8. Application deadline extended to 31 August 2018.

  9. Deadline to request an application pack has passed. Removed the application pack request form.

  10. New shorter version of application pack request form.

  11. How to complete the application form guidance added.

  12. Guidance on how to apply online added.

  13. 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.

  14. First published.