New Natural Flood Management Grants Available for Landowners Around Todmorden
Landowners within the boundary shown on this map can now apply for grants to help deliver natural flood management (NFM) and contribute to flood mitigation. NFM techniques can temporarily store water, slowing it down on its journey to the valley bottom.
As part of the Calderdale flood action plan, Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency are launching this new round of the grant scheme to help deliver NFM measures at the top of the catchment around Todmorden. This work is supported by the SOURCE partnership and the Woodland Trust.
The grants are expected to fund interventions such as leaky dams, woodland management, and attenuation basins, as well as invasive species management, and new hedgerows. Applicants can request to fund an engineer’s time to design the correct intervention for the land in question, as well as payments to maintain it once completed.
Previous rounds of this grant scheme have so far funded sixteen completed NFM projects which feature over 25,000 cubic metres of attenuation and 12,000 new trees.