A joint project between the Environment Agency and Natural England, funded by Defra and the Rural Development Programme for England, working in priority catchments within England.
Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) delivers practical solutions and targeted support to enable farmers and land managers to take voluntary action to reduce diffuse water pollution from agriculture to protect water bodies and the environment.
What is a Priority catchment?
A network of Catchment Sensitive Farming Officers are on hand to help farmers tackle the causes of harmful water pollution.
Find out if you are in a Priority catchment.
The Capital Grant Scheme is available in 79 priority catchments and is targeted at holdings within specific areas of these catchments. The 2013/14 scheme has now closed for new applications.
The severe weather conditions experienced between last summer and the early months of this year have made it difficult to complete capital works. A claims extension has therefore been secured.
Free advice and capital grants are also available to farmers through local partners in 9 catchment partnerships. Advice events, information and tools on farm practices are provided through 4 national partnerships. See Partnerships for more details.
The project's evaluation programme.
For more details about the reasons for the creation of this project please visit Defra’s Catchment Sensitive Farming policy pages.
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