Ten million pounds for farmers and land managers for water quality improvementStaff writer ▼ | March 2, 2015
Farmers and land managers in England will soon be able to apply to Natural England for a water capital grant of up to £10,000 to help them carry out works that will improve water management and quality on their land.
Nature Water capital grant scheme open from March 2, 2015
Providing a total of £10 million worth of funding to the farm industry, these government grants will fund new projects that reduce the impact agriculture can have on our water quality.
Applications to the water capital grants fund can be submitted from March 2, 2015 and must be received by Natural England on or before April 30, 2015.
The water capital grants, along with the woodland capital grants announced earlier this month, make up the first phase of the government’s new Countryside Stewardship scheme. Set to be rolled out in full later in the summer, Countryside Stewardship will commit around £900 million to benefitting the environment over the next 6 years.
This will help farmers and land managers develop environmentally friendly techniques and adopt initiatives such as restoring hedges, planting woodland, enhancing wildlife habitats and improving water quality. ■