Landowner Grant Scheme

The Landowner Grant Scheme provides funding to farmers and landowners to install natural flood management measures on their land.

Father and son plant trees together
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.

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Applying for funding

Applications for the Landowner Grant Scheme are currently closed. Look out for future announcements on new rounds of funding on this website and in the local media.

If you are interested in installing NFM measures on your land, please visit the Natural flood management in Calderdale webpage or email:

Landowner with geese and ducks
Further information about the Scheme

More information will be available when the next round of funding opens. In the meantime, you can find out more about the Scheme by taking a look at the following:

  • Application Guidance – information about the types of projects that are eligible for funding and the grant procedure
  • Case studies – landowners that have received funding through the scheme share their stories
Landowner and natural flood management officer walk through fields together
Previous rounds of funding

Four rounds of funding of the Landowner Grants Scheme have been delivered since 2018. Through the Scheme, over £850,000 has been allocated to 52 projects in Calderdale delivering a range of natural flood management measures:

  • 10,483 trees planted
  • 492 leaky dams built
  • 77,926 metres of cross-contour hedging planted
  • 26,963 m3 rainwater temporarily stored in attenuation basins


If you are interested in implementing natural flood management on your land, contact

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