The Government has launched a new grant scheme to help deliver improvements to the water environment over the next 3 years. The new competitive grant scheme, launched today, is for projects to improve the water environment and delivering on Water Framework Directive objectives. The Water Environment Grant (WEG) is open to applications from a variety of organisations ranging from voluntary organisations and local authorities, through to landowners and businesses.

£27M is available nationally, and both single and multi-year bids are encouraged. The scheme is being managed by a team comprising of representatives from the Environment Agency (EA) and Natural England (NE). Successful projects will be approved by late summer and would need to start no earlier than October 2018, and finish no later than March 2021. Official guidance and the application pack can be found at


If you have are planning to make an application and would like further advice on how to proceed, please contact Gareth Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. putting 'WEG projects' in the title, and we will contact you back. We look forward to hearing from you.

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