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Severn Trent grant on offer for farmland management projects

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Severn Trent provides water, waste water and operating services to utilities, municipalities and commercial customers.

The company was founded in 1974 as a regional, state-owned water authority, responsible for waste water treatment and disposal. Now as a private company, Severn Trent has invested heavily in replacing and repairing its assets and infrastructure.

As well as complying with government legislation Severn Trent sets its own internal standards on issues such as public health, leakage reduction and the cleanliness of rivers and other water sources in its catchment region

For more information see our website Severn Trent Water

STEPS grant recipients with Una McBride from Severn Trent

The Severn Trent grant programme is part of our ongoing commitment to protect our plant, soil biodiversity and water environment, at the same time as supporting the sustainable use of these valuable resources.

STEPS is part of Severn Trent’s Farming 4 Water catchment management programme

The grant programme provides a wide range of options for farmers for infrastructure investments and land management items.

  • Farmers can apply to fund environmental projects on farm, from the pre-defined list of funding options.
  • These funds have helped with projects ranging from cover crops, to fencing, to pesticide wash-down areas, and biobeds/biofilters.
  • Severn Trent also considers items that aren’t listed if they are innovative and support you and the wider goals of the programme.

So, if you’ve got a great idea, then you can apply for an innovation option, a good place to start is chatting to the Severn Trent team, they can give you support and guidance to help you get started.

We will match-fund up to £5,000 per application. For larger projects, and where possible, we will consider spreading the funding across two application years.

This year Severn Trent has added biodiversity options to the STEPS grant. These don’t count towards the £5,000 funding limit.

To be eligible for a biodiversity option, you must also apply for a water quality option, or have previously been awarded a STEPS grant.

The grant window opened on the 1st November 2019 and will close on the 14th February 2020.

To find out if your eligible and how to apply visit the STEPS website:

https://www.stwater.co.uk/STEPS