Ahead of Countryside Stewardship 2022 applications opening next month, we’ve published the Key dates for 2022 document on GOV.UK.
It shows you important dates in 2022 for Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), Countryside Stewardship (CS) and Environmental Stewardship (ES), so you can start to plan ahead for your applications and claims.
Here are some of the main dates for our schemes this year:
Basic Payment Scheme applications
15 March – BPS applications open. All guidance available on GOV.UK.
16 May – last day to submit a BPS application without penalty. This is also the deadline to transfer BPS entitlements for 2022.
10 June – last day to submit a late BPS application, with penalty. This is also the deadline for making certain changes without penalty to a BPS application that was submitted by 16 May.
Countryside Stewardship applications
8 February – applications open for Higher Tier, Mid Tier, Wildlife Offers, Protection and Infrastructure, and Capital Grants.
31 March – last day to request a Higher Tier application pack (paper or online.)
29 April – last day to submit a Higher Tier application.
27 May – last day to request a paper application pack for Mid Tier or Wildlife Offers. There’s no need to request an application pack if you’re applying online.
29 July – last day to apply for Mid Tier or Wildlife Offers.
Countryside Stewardship/Environmental Stewardship revenue claims
15 March – CS/ES revenue claims open.
16 May – deadline for submitting a CS or ES revenue claim without penalty.
31 May – last day to make certain changes to a CS or ES revenue claim that was submitted by 16 May without receiving a reduction.
10 June – last day to submit a late CS or ES revenue claim.