After a successful pilot with farmers around reservoirs and within key ground water areas last year, Anglian Water are widening the Innovation Grant offer for this Autumn's Round 2. There will be a maximum grant rate of £7,500/holding to help support farmers and share some of the risk associated to trialling new approaches, changing practices and or scaling up ideas to be incorporated into business as usual.
Unlike other grants there are no set options so if you are considering something which could help protect raw water quality from pesticides, nutrients, pathogens or soil loss we want to hear from you. Land connectivity is key and by working and learning together we hope to find local solutions to local challenges.
The online application process, which is hosted via EnTrade, will open on the 17th October and run until 30th November 2022. Assessment of the applications will occur in early December 2022 and offers made prior to the New Year. Payments will be made upon signed agreements being returned but by no later than March 2023 so that any successful applicants can progress with their ideas at the next available window within the 2023 farming calendar.
Payments will be made upon signed agreements being returned, allowing successful applicants to progress with their ideas at the next available window within the 2023 farming calendar.
Applications can be made for projects in the shaded areas within Anglian Water’s boundary, shown in the interactive map below. The grant will be competitive, with priority being given to projects in Focus Areas and Reservoir Catchments.
Preparing to take part
In order to get ready for the application process, you can create an account on EnTrade right now.
Registering interest is done by creating an account on the EnTrade platform, and when given the option, selecting Anglian Water as your primary organisation. View our quick guide on how to register as a potential project supplier on EnTrade.
Once the date for applications arrives, an online application form will become available on the EnTrade platform, allowing you to enter details about your proposed project.
For more information, project ideas, Catchment Advisor contact details and the growing partnerships under the New Deal for Farmers please visit the Anglian Water website.