Arable Offer: Countryside Stewardship

Funding and eligibility information for Arable Offer applicants for the 2018 application round (closed to new applications).


Arable Offer: Option descriptions and prescriptions guidance

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Mid Tier and new Countryside Stewardship Offers for Wildlife manual


The Arable Offer closed for applications on 31 August 2018.

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

  • the benefits to wildlife
  • the options
  • the payments you could receive
  • how to meet the requirements

Use the ‘option descriptions and prescriptions’ document or Countryside Stewardship grant finder to understand the rules for each option and how to carry them out successfully.

Use the manual to understand the requirements, rules and conditions that apply to an agreement. Annex 8 includes the 4 Wildlife Offers.

Find out about the other Offers

For guidance on the other Offers, see:

Published 15 January 2018
Last updated 1 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. The Arable Offer is closed for applications.
  2. Added link to evidence checking tool to 'What you need to know' document, in 4: How to apply.
  3. 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.
  4. Application deadline extended to 31 August 2018.
  5. Deadline to request an application pack has passed. Removed the application pack request form.
  6. New shorter version of application pack request form.
  7. How to complete the application form guidance added.
  8. Guidance on how to apply online added.
  9. 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.
  10. First published.