Capital grants application form: Countryside Stewardship

Use the capital grants form to apply for a grant for standalone capital items relating to Boundaries, Trees and Orchards, Water Quality, and Air Quality.

Applies to England


Capital Grant application form


You must submit a map with your application detailing the parcels included in your application.

You must have approval from Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) to apply for certain capital items. The capital items are listed in the CS Capital Grants manual. Send your completed CSF support and approval request form to your local CSF at least 6 weeks before you intend to submit your application.

If you do not have management control over all or part of the land included in the application for the full length of the potential agreement, you also need to complete a Land ownership and control form.

Online applications

You can use the Rural Payments service to apply for CS Capital Grants from 8 February 2022. You do not need to complete the application form and annex if you use the online service.

Published 1 February 2016
Last updated 9 February 2022 + show all updates
  1. Form updated

  2. Link to new Captial Grant application form added. This page is just for CS Capital Grants now. Woodland annexes removed. Separate Woodland application pages have been created. CSFO information included.

  3. How to complete your Capital Grant application form Guidance re-uploaded as previous version wasn't accessible.

  4. Form replaced as it has been updated to be made accessible.

  5. How to apply guide updated to for agreements with a start date after 1 January 2021.

  6. Form and annexes updated, logos, data protection statement and year formulas reviewed on spreadsheets.

  7. Annex 2 updated

  8. Added Annex 1

  9. Annex1 added to page

  10. Countryside Stewardship opened for applications on 18 February for 2020 agreements

  11. Updated application form, annex 2 woodland creation and how to complete form guide. Removed annex 1 as hedgerows and boundaries grant is closed for applications.

  12. Annex 4 amended.

  13. Annex 3 amended.

  14. Updated application form, annex 4 woodland tree health and how to complete form guide.

  15. Added annex 1: hedgerows and boundaries. New versions of application form and guide on how to complete it.

  16. Annex 2 added for woodland creation applications.

  17. Added Annex 4 for completion with a woodland tree health grant application.

  18. Added Annex 1 for completion with a hedgerows and boundaries capital grant application. Updated the notes on how to complete an application.

  19. Added Annex 3, for completion with a woodland management plan capital grant application. Added guidance on how to complete an application.

  20. Removed 'How to complete the capital grant application form' attachment. An updated version will be added shortly.

  21. Replaced 2016 capital grant application form with one for 2017. Added annex 2: woodland creation grant. Removed annex 1: hedgerows and boundaries (closed for applications).

  22. Added annex 2 document for woodland creation applications and replaced the application form and guidance with updated versions.

  23. Added information to explain how to complete the application form.

  24. First published.