Water capital grants available in Wales 

Farmers in Wales can apply for capital grants worth up to £7,500 from next week under the standalone Glastir Small Grants water scheme.

The scheme, which has been available in previous years, offers support for farmers investing in projects designed to improve water quality and reduce the risk of flooding.

Eligible projects include ‘main’ capital works such as planting trees and hedges, installing gutters and drainpipes, pond restoration and the creation of cross drains to help separate clean and dirty water on and around farmyards and tracks.

See also: Deadline extension for parts of Glastir programme

Money is also on offer to pay for ‘supportive’ works, such as fencing, gates and water troughs.

An application window for Expressions of Interest (EoI) will open between 27 July and 4 September with a budget of £3m on offer.

Successful applicants need to complete the capital works and submit their final claim by 31 March 2021. More information is available on the Welsh government website.