Natural Flood Management Grants

Advice & support available across Herefordshire from the Wye and Usk Foundation


Natural Flood Management Grants: There are still grants available to support delivery of action that helps increase water retention in the landscape – so far this has funded grassland aeration, subsoiling, cover cropping, attenuation ponds, hedge planting and leaky dams. The target catchments are the Dulas, Bodenham, Pentaloe, Tedstone, Cheaton, Ridgemore, Yazor and Red/Twyford Brook.

If you farm in one of the target catchments and would like to find out more please click HERE or call one of our advisers. The NFM grant is funded through DEFRA and administered by Herefordshire Council.

Water Quality: The levels of phosphate in the rivers and streams is still higher than it should be and we are working hard to support local farmers to reduce losses from agricultural sources – which still contributes 50% of the P in our rivers. We are able to provide free confidential farm advice for any yard or land management challenges you may be facing. We can provide soil structure assessments, OM testing, yard advice, stewardship advice… the list goes on!

For more information or to request a visit please contact one of the WUF advisers:

Lucinda Lewis (07824 904 877); Mike Williams (07920 441 215); Tom Jolley (07545 253 155); Jonny Pugh (07825 743 447) Abi Croshaw (07990 068 941); Claire Spicer (07741 856 770); Ben Nott (07539 902 680)

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