Detailed guide: Wildlife Offers: Countryside Stewardship

Forestry Commission

February 26
00:18 2021

Applications for Wildlife Offers opened on 9 February 2021 and close on 30 July 2021.


Read the Countryside Stewardship: Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers manual to understand the requirements, rules and conditions that apply to an agreement.

Use Countryside Stewardship grants to understand:

  • the rules for each option and supplement
  • how to carry out each option and supplement successfully

How the Offers benefit the environment

They support wildlife by creating:

  • sources of nectar and pollen for insect pollinators
  • winter food for seed-eating birds
  • improved habitats, especially for farmland birds and pollinators

How the Offers work

Each Offer has a set of options and minimum requirements. You need to meet these requirements to be eligible for funding.

Each option has a specific wildlife benefit and its own payment rate.

Youll get a 5 year agreement with annual payments if you submit a valid application.

Youre limited to one application for each Single Business Identifier (SBI) you have for this round of Wildlife Offers.

How to apply

You can apply online using the Rural Payments service until 30 July 2021.

Use this guide to find out How to apply online for the Wildlife Offers.

If you are unable to apply online, call us by 28 May 2021 to request an application pack.

Use this guide to find out How to apply by email or post for the Wildlife Offers.


Contact the Rural Payments Agency if you have any queries:

Rural Payments Agency

(Countryside Stewardship)
PO Box 324
S95 1DF

Opening times: 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Find out about call charges at

Published 9 February 2021
Last updated 26 February 2021 +show all updates
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