Deadline close for farm water and woodland grants schemes

Farmers have just days left to apply for the 2015 Water Capital Grants Scheme or Woodland Grants Scheme.

Applications for both schemes must be in on or before 30 April.

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The Water Capital Grants Scheme replaced the Catchment Sensitive Farming Scheme and offers capital grants of up to £10,000 to farmers who carry out work to improve water management.

Applicants must be in a priority catchment target area and applications must be made to Natural England.

The Woodland Grants Scheme offers funding for both woodland creation and woodland management and applications must be made to the Forestry Commission.