Severn Trent reopens green grant for farmers

Severn Trent is reopening its environmental grants scheme for farmers. The move by the water company will give farm owners in the Midlands another opportunity to apply for funding to […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

Severn Trent is reopening its environmental grants scheme for farmers.

The move by the water company will give farm owners in the Midlands another opportunity to apply for funding to help them to protect local watercourses from pollution.

The grant will provide money to help farmers make management and infrastructure improvements, reducing the risk of processes on their land polluting the surrounding environment.

The scheme offers grants of up to a maximum of £5,000 per year per farm, which must be located with a Severn Trent priority water catchment area.

Jodie Rettino, Catchment Manager for Severn Trent, said: “The more work we can do with farmers to reduce pollution from their land, the more we’ll protect local water courses, such as rivers and streams and the environment.

“In turn it’ll also help reduce how much we have to treat the water we take from these water courses.”