Capital grant application form: Countryside Stewardship

Applicants should use the capital grant form and relevant annex to apply for a grant for capital items for hedgerows and boundaries, or woodland support schemes.


Capital Grant Application Form

Annex 1: Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant

Annex 2: Woodland Creation

Annex 3: Woodland Management

Annex 4: Woodland Tree Health


Use the capital grant application form with:

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.

For woodland creation grant applications on common land or land with shared grazing, you also need to complete a common land and shared grazing supplementary application form.

Online applications

You can use the Rural Payments service to apply for a woodland management plan grant. You do not need to complete the application form and annex if you use the online service.

Published 1 February 2016
Last updated 3 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Form and annexes updated, logos, data protection statement and year formulas reviewed on spreadsheets.

  2. Annex 2 updated

  3. Added Annex 1

  4. Annex1 added to page

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

  6. 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.

  7. Annex 4 amended.

  8. Annex 3 amended.

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

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

  11. Annex 2 added for woodland creation applications.

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

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

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

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

  16. 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).

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

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

  19. First published.