Mid Tier grants and Wildlife Offers 2023: Countryside Stewardship

Agreements for management grants and capital items to protect and enhance the natural environment.

Applies to England



The Countryside Stewardship (CS) Mid Tier grants and Wildlife Offers 2023 manual consists of:

  • applicant’s guidance
  • agreement holder’s guidance
  • terms and conditions

Applications for CS Mid Tier grants are now closed.

Read the agreement holder’s guide to find out how to manage your agreement and make a claim for payment.

The aim of Mid Tier is to protect and enhance the natural environment through multi-year management grants and capital grants to improve:

  • diversity of wildlife
  • water quality
  • air quality
  • natural flood management

Wildlife Offers are part of Mid Tier and provide a simpler set of options to help improve wildlife in 4 different farming types.

Contact Rural Payments Agency (RPA)


Rural Payments Agency (CS)
PO Box 324
S95 1DF

Published 21 March 2023
Last updated 6 December 2023 + show all updates
  1. Due to cross compliance ending, updated references in the Mid Tier grants and Wildlife Offers 2023 agreement holder's guide.

  2. Payment rate for OR5 increased from £1,254 to £1,920 per ha

  3. Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers applications closed at 11.59pm on 15 September 2023

  4. Application closing date updated to 15 September 2023.

  5. Priority habitat inventory email address amended

  6. Update to section 7.5.3 regarding dates and penalties.

  7. Payments rates updated for CS options GS5, SW10 and WD4 as rates have increased.

  8. Assisted Digital information updated

  9. First published.