Applicants for Countryside Stewardship hedgerows and boundaries grants and woodland management plan grants can now apply online through the Rural Payments service. The online service allows those applying to log on at a time that suits them and applications can be saved and completed at their convenience. The online service ensures only eligible fields are included. Customers who already apply for Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) online should find submitting an online application familiar and the service easy to use. The online service will be extended in April 2017, when customers will be able to submit their Countryside Stewardship annual revenue claims and capital claims online. Support is available from Natural England via the Rural Payments helpline.