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10 January 2017 11:40:20 |Finance,News

Farmers wanting to apply for grant which helps improve water management urged to apply


A stand-alone scheme it forms part of the Welsh Government’s vision to improve water management across Wales

A stand-alone scheme it forms part of the Welsh Government’s vision to improve water management across Wales

Farmers and land owners in Wales wanting to apply for capital works under a water theme for the Glastir Small Grants Scheme have until 23 January to submit their expression of interest.
A stand-alone scheme, it forms part of the Welsh Government’s vision to improve water management across the country.
With a total budget of £1.5 million applicants can benefit from a maximum of £7,500 for capital works.
Rebeca Morris, from the rural team at Bruton Knowles is now advising farmers and landowners to be aware of the deadline and make sure they get their applications in on time.
Rebecca is also advising those considering applying to be aware of the various criteria in place for all applications so they don’t waste time filling in the forms and collating documents only to find they don’t qualify.
Improve water quality
Rebecca said: “This is a good scheme that will help the farmer or landowner obtain funding to improve water quality.
“Grants will be awarded for activities such as cross drains, gutters and downpipes to separate clean and dirty water run-off from yards and tracks. This will reduce the volume of dirty water so that it can be stored and disposed of correctly.
“There will also be activities such as small scale tree planting, hedgerow planting and pond restoration which will reduce the amount of water running off farmland, helping to reduce the risk of flooding.”
Welsh Rural Affairs secretary Lesley Griffiths said: “Farming and the environment go hand in hand... We’ve set ambitious targets to reduce Wales’ carbon emissions and we all have a role to play in achieving these goals.
“I would therefore urge farmers and landowners to take advantage of this grant scheme."





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