About the Scheme
The Scheme is managed by Calderdale Council and supported and funded by the Environment Agency. It is unique to Calderdale and was developed with local partners to help build Calderdale’s resilience to flooding.
To date, 52 natural flood management projects have been funded through the Landowner Grant Scheme. Examples of these works include:
- Attenuation basins - dry ponds that fill when it rains temporarily holding back water
- Leaky dams - natural materials that are placed in streams or gullies to slow the flow of water
- Tree planting – trees help to slow down water flowing overland and increase the amount of water soaking into the ground
- Hedgerows across slopes - like trees, hedgerows slow down water that is flowing across the land
Support with projects is available from Calderdale Council’s Natural Flood Management Officer. Funding to pay an external contractor to manage the project and assistance with applying for the grant scheme is also offered.