Before you submit your application you can use this checklist to help you make sure that you have done everything you need to do.
1.Youve read and understood the CS scheme rules and requirements including the terms and conditions in the Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers manual.
2.You and the land that you are including in your application are eligible for CS read Section 3 Who can apply in the Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers manual and Section 5 The Wildlife Offers.
Your land is not eligible for the Wildlife Offers if one or more of the following reasons apply to you, but you may be able to apply for Mid Tier.
the business is very large (classified as more than two hundred land parcels registered to the SBI)
the business already has land parcels in an Environmental Stewardship Agreement that will be under agreement at the planned start date of the Wildlife Offer Agreement
the land under the business includes a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
the business has an Inheritance tax exemption (IHT) agreement with HM Revenue and Customs.
3.Youve registered all of the land in your application in the Rural Payments service. Checked all the details are correct and submitted an RLE1 form for any land that is not already registered.
This includes farmyards on which you apply for capital works or maintenance of weatherproof traditional farm buildings.
The application does not have to cover the whole holding but it must include all land parcels that will support rotational options for the whole period of the agreement and all Scheduled Monuments (SM) within your control.
Cross compliance requirements apply across the whole holding.
4.You have the correct permission levels in the Rural Payments service to complete and submit this application.
To authorise an agent to act on behalf of this business, anyone with Business Details Full permission for the business can give an agent CS Applications Submit permission.
5.Youve completed Annexes 1 and 2
6.Youve given the following details in Annex 1 Land summary:
all land parcels that will support rotational options
all land parcels at moderate to high risk from runoff or soil erosion
land use codes for all the land parcels in this Wildlife Offers application. Unless you are applying for BPS this year, then you only need to give the land use codes for any land parcels in this Wildlife Offers application that are not in the BPS application.
7.Youve completed the following maps:
8.Youve filled in Section 3: Declaration and undertakings of the application form. (You only need to sign in the box if you are submitting a paper application form by post.) You know what supporting documents you must submit with your application.
Youve completed and attached them where necessary:
the required evidence if someone else applies for BPS on any land in your Wildlife Offers application. Read about dual use under Management control: eligibility and scheme rules in the Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers manual on GOV.UK.
9.You understand what evidence is needed for your application. This depends on the options you choose.
For more information about evidence read the How to apply section and section 6.4 in the Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers manual on GOV.UK. Or for information about evidence for each option and capital item read Countryside Stewardship grants on GOV.UK.
10.Youve attached any other required supporting documents, and evidence that must be submitted with your application.
11.Youve told us the number of continuation sheets youve used (if applicable).