If youve received the pack by email after youve saved it to your computer, fill in the form on your screen.
If youve received the pack by post:
use black ink and CAPITAL LETTERS. Do not use pencil or felt-tip pen
do not cross through whole pages or remove pages
do not use correction fluid. Correct mistakes and initial and date them.
Completely fill any checkbox containing a mistake and put a cross or a tick in the correct box.
You must sign your application if you are submitting a paper application by post.
Confirm which type of agreement you are applying for:
Lowland Grazing Offer
Mixed Farming Offer
Enter an Agreement title, for example, the farm name or what the land is commonly known as.
Your application ID is pre-populated. If this is blank, contact us for help.
Section 1: Application details
Fill in this section with your details.
1.Your SBI is already pre-populated.
2.(a) Fill in (a) with the name of the applicant. This should be the same as the name on the Start Here tab in the Annex.
If (b) Business name is pre-populated, check that the Business name and SBI are for the correct business.
Fill in (c) and (d) with the main contact name and business name if these are different to the applicant at a) and the printed business name at b).
Please contact us immediately with any changes to your contact information at (c) and (d). Please make any other change in the Rural Payments service.
Fill in (e) (f) and (g) with the main contact landline number, mobile number and email address.
Section 2: Farm business details
Read Section 3.2 Management control, eligibility and scheme rules in the Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers manual.
3.(a) Confirm whether you have management control of all the land in the application for the entire length of the proposed agreement and can meet the Declaration and Undertakings in Section 3. If Yes go to Question 4. If No go to Question 3 (b).
(b) Fill in a Countryside Stewardship Land Ownership and Control form with each person who would take over your responsibilities if you cease to have management control over any of the land. This would normally be the landlord or another person with management control. Confirm youre including them with your application then go to Question 3(c).
Get a copy of the Countryside Stewardship Land Ownership and Control form on GOV.UK.
If you cannot get online, call us to ask for a paper copy.
(c) Confirm if any of the counter signatories are a Public Body, for example, local authorities, National Park authorities, public corporations. If Yes go to Question 3 (d). If No go to Question 4.
(d) Include a copy of your tenancy agreement with your application, so that we can make sure your application is valid. Confirm you have done this.
4.Obligations of your tenancy agreement to carry out environment management cannot be funded by Countryside Stewardship. Tick Yes to confirm that this application is not seeking funding for these activities.
5.(a) Read section 3.3.1 in the Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers manual on GOV.UK.
Tick Yes at (a) if someone else is claiming for BPS on any land parcels in this application. Then tell us if you are the landlord or tenant at (b).
IMPORTANT - if youre also applying for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) check whether any land parcels youve added to your application are also in your BPS application.
Continue your application through Steps 2 and 3 before you complete the declaration on your application form at Step 4.