29 December 2014 | Online since 2003


Catchment Sensitive Farming grant scheme opens February


Capital Grant Scheme farmers' application pack

The Catchment Sensitive Farming Capital Grant Scheme will open for applications on 1 February 2014.

The grants scheme supports farmers to undertake practical works that will help improve water quality and reduce pollution from agricultural activity within the CSF project's 77 catchment areas.

More than 40 types of capital item are eligible, including installing water troughs, roofing manure and silage stores, and works to keep livestock away from streams. A total of £7.5 million is available from the grant fund to support projects that meet the scheme’s criteria.

Farmers within the Capital Grant Scheme’s priority catchments who are interested in making a grant application should contact their local Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer as soon as possible for more information.

The Capital Grant Scheme is a competitive fund with grants going to applications that best meet the scheme’s priorities and have the greatest environmental benefit. Grants of up to a £10,000 per holding are available and the scheme can pay 50% of the cost of approved capital works. The deadline for completed applications to be returned is 31 March 2014.

Catchment Sensitive Farming is a partnership between Natural England and the Environment Agency, funded by Defra and the Rural Development Programme for England, working in priority catchments within England.

Detailed maps for individual catchments can be viewed on the CSF website but please note that some amendments to the CSF area boundaries will not be updated before 12 February. Farmers and their advisers in the following 14 catchments are asked to contact the Capital Grants Scheme team on 0300 060 1111 for a copy of the most up to date maps showing eligible grant funding areas.

Catchment Name: Lincs Humber. Catchment number: 14a
Catchment name: Deben, Alde and Ore. Catchment number: 15
Catchment name: West Cornwall Catchments. Catchment number 16
Catchment name: Hampshire Avon. Catchment number 24
Catchment name: River Teme. Catchment number 28
Catchment name: Peak District Dales. Catchment number 30
Catchment name: Gipping and Orwell. Catchment number 31
Catchment name: Rivers Stour and Colne. Catchment number 48
Catchment name: River Perry. Catchment number 57
Catchment name: West Cumbria catchments. Catchment number 60
Catchment name: Upper Great Ouse. CSF Catchment A
Catchment name: Nidd. CSF Catchment C
Catchment name: Taw and Torridge. CSF Catchment E
Catchment name: Dane. CSF Catchment K

Download



Comments


No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

To post comment without approval login or register

Display name

Please enter your name

Email (optional)
Comment

Please enter your comment

Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.

Some error on your process.Please try one more time.



Jobs


16 December 2014
Wind Farm Construction Project Managers x 2
Our client requires two Project Managers, for two forthcoming wind farm construction projects in Eastern England....

24 December 2014
Research Manager Animal Welfare, Zoology, Veterinary
Compassion in World Farming is the leading international farm animal welfare charity, campaigning to improve the lives of mil...

15 December 2014
Volunteer - Early Memory and Support Services - Hertford
The venue is Sele Farm Community Centre, 25 Perret Gardens, Hertford SG14 2LW. An opportunity has arisen to provide emotional...

18 December 2014
Land Based Coach
(includes Agriculture, Horticulture, Landscaping, Forestry, Coastal, Environmental Conservation, Animal Management) in accord...

9 December 2014
Lettings Administrator - Part time
Countrywide, UK's Largest Lettings, Estate Agency and Financial Services Group, with over 1300 branches across England, Scotl...




Top stories you may have missed
12 November 2014 | Arable
GM crops 'good for farmers and the envir...

GM crops 'good for farmers and the envir...

GM crops are good for the economy and can reduce the amount of pesticides u...


6 November 2014 | Cattle
Smaller European markets drive beef expo...

Smaller European markets drive beef expo...

Demand from smaller European markets has helped drive strong growth for UK ...


6 November 2014 | Agri Safety
Lack of engineers a 'ticking time bomb' ...

Lack of engineers a 'ticking time bomb' ...

A lack of engineers, not enough people promoting the land-based industries ...


4 November 2014 | Bees and Beekeeping
Bee action plan due: Last chance for bee...

Bee action plan due: Last chance for bee...

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss is launching the National Pollinator ...


4 November 2014 | Arable
Experts welcome financial boost for youn...

Experts welcome financial boost for youn...

Agricultural specialists have welcomed a potential financial boost for youn...


3 November 2014 | News
Supermarket competition on prices 'risks...

Supermarket competition on prices 'risks...

As retailers continue to participate in a highly competitive race to the bo...


31 October 2014 | Arable
New Defra farm figures 'underline volati...

New Defra farm figures 'underline volati...

New farm business income data from Defra, which focus on income from March ...


30 October 2014 | Agri Safety
Agriculture remains one of UK's most dan...

Agriculture remains one of UK's most dan...

Agriculture has remained one of the industries in which workers are most li...


29 October 2014 | Finance
UK farmland prices see 'substantial grow...

UK farmland prices see 'substantial grow...

Prime arable land in the UK has seen a substantial year-on-year growth in p...


27 October 2014 | Arable
Satellites to help farmers pinpoint dise...

Satellites to help farmers pinpoint dise...

A new mobile app for farmers able to pinpoint and identify disease, pests a...