Grants for landowners

Grant funding available for Todmorden landowners

Time is running out for landowners in the Todmorden area to apply for grants to support natural flood management initiatives.

Owners of land around the Todmorden, Walsden and Cornholme areas of Calderdale are invited to apply for grant funding to enable them to implement natural flood defence works on their land (landowners within the boundary shown on this map). 

The funding scheme is part of work identified in the Calderdale flood action plan to help more farmers and land managers undertake natural flood management projects. Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency are launching this latest round of the grant scheme with support from the SOURCE partnership and the Woodland Trust. 

Previous rounds of this grant scheme have so far funded sixteen completed natural flood management projects which feature over 25,000 cubic metres of attenuation and 12,000 new trees.

Funding could be used for a number of natural flood management interventions, including the introduction of woodland management techniques, leaky dams (blocking streams or dry gullies with natural materials to slow water down and encourage it to soak into the ground) or attenuation basins, as well as works to tackle invasive species or the planting of new trees or hedgerows.

The deadline for applications in this round of funding is Monday 2 August. For more information and guidance notes see here, application documents are available here and our grant calculator is available here. For any enquiries regarding NFM and the grant process please contact NFM@calderdale.gov.uk.