STEPS aims to provide grants to farmers for infrastructure investments and management schemes to aid the protection of our environment. This is a voluntary scheme funded by Severn Trent Water (STW).
STEPS will pay a fixed grant price per item up to a maximum of £5000! The fixed grant price represents an estimated 50% of the total cost of the capital and land management items.
Do you qualify?
1.Check to see if your farm holding falls within an Environment Agency Safe Guard Zone (SGZ) located within the Severn Trent Water catchment area
2.Check the list of grants available to help your farm business tackle diffuse pollution from agriculture: https://www.stwater.co.uk/category/1560
3.Contact your local Severn Trent Catchment officer for more details
To check if your farm falls within a SGZ catchment please contact your local catchment advisor:
North Warwickshire:
Una McBride
07811847161
(Bourne, Blythe, Haseley Springs Catchments)
South Warwickshire/ Northamptonshire:
Ben Smith
07710095554
(Upper Avon and Leam Catchment)
The STEPS application period is open from 1st January 2016 and closes on 18th March 2016 – Don’t miss your chance to receive up to £5000!