Water management is a crucial aspect of sustainable development and protecting the environment. In recognition of this, the UK government has launched the Water Management Grant Round 2, aimed at supporting arable and horticultural businesses that are involved in managing water resources in England.
You can apply for the grant if you’re an arable or horticultural business in England, growing or intending to grow:
- Irrigated food crops
- Ornamentals or forestry nurseries
If you’re eligible for the scheme, you can get a grant to pay for capital items for a project to help you improve farm productivity through more efficient use of water and secure water supplies for crop irrigation. If you would like to see a full list of capital items that are eligible for the grant, take a look at the government’s full list here. (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/water-management-grant-round-2/about-the-water-management-grant-round-2-who-can-apply-and-what-the-grant-can-pay-for#eligible-costs)
Eligible capital items include equipment to:
- Introduce more efficient water application
- Secure water supply for crop irrigation that enables water use in a more sustainable way
- Improve business resilience and prosperity
- Encourage collaboration for water storage and irrigation of crops
For businesses looking for assistance with reservoir construction and infrastructure, FGS Pilcher is perfect for you. Experts in land drainage, earthworks, ground works, construction and habitat management, FGS Pilcher can offer a quality, bespoke service across Kent and Sussex. Give them a call on 01233 860404 or email email@example.com
This grant is competitive, the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) will score your application against funding priorities and award grants to the highest scoring applications. Please view the government document (linked here) for more application details.
The minimum water management grant you can apply for is £35,000 with the maximum being £500,000 per applicant business round of funding. The grants available can cover a maximum of 40% of the eligible costs of a project, at least 60% must come from money from private sources.