A new round of grants for Calderdale farmers and landowners to implement natural flood management upon their land is now open. Applications will be accepted until midnight on Sunday 2nd October 2022.
This grant scheme is managed by Calderdale Council and supported by the Environment Agency. Free assistance is available to landowners from a range of organisations to help select the best interventions for their land, as well as help to apply if required.
Previous rounds of this grant have funded over thirty Calderdale landowners to create a range of NFM works from attenuation basins (dry ponds that temporarily fill when it rains) to the thinning of woodlands which can help slow water flowing overland by allowing light to reach the woodland floor so new vegetation can grow. The grants cover engineering fees when required and items such as fencing and gates when needed to protect natural flood management interventions. Payments are offered to landowners to maintain their projects into the future.