NFM Grants for Calderdale Farmers and Landowners  

26th May 2022 News

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. Please see the application guidance notes below for more information on this.

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.

Please review the below information, if you have any queries that are not answered with the application guidance, please contact the Natural Flood Management Project Officer at NFM@Calderdale.gov.uk

Application Pack:

Application Guidance – Please read before proceeding with an application

Application Form

Grant Calculator 

Landowner and Natural Flood Management Officer walk towards new trees which have been planted to help slow the flow of rainfall.

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