Catchment Sensitive Farming

Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) is a project run by Natural England in partnership with the Environment Agency and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

It raises awareness of diffuse water pollution from agriculture (DWPA) by giving free training and advice to farmers in selected areas in England. The selected areas are called priority catchments. The aim of the advice is to improve the environmental performance of farms.

Catchment Sensitive Farming is now working with farmers in selected areas to provide Countryside Stewardship capital grants.

Funding to improve water quality is now available through the Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier and Higher Tier application process.

  • The Maximum Available For Water Capital Items Through A Two Year Capital Only “Water Quality Grant” Agreement Is £10,000
  • Through Higher Tier Agreements, Water Quality Grants Can Be More Than £10,000
  • A Mid-Tier Application Pack Must Be Requested By 31 July 2017
  • Application Deadline 30 September 2017