If you are a landowner in the Nene Valley within our project area you may be eligible to apply for training and grant funding.
As part of the National Lottery Heritage funded Nenescape project we are working with farmers and landowners in the Nene Valley from Northampton to Peterborough to help restore and create meadow and wetland habitats as well as undertake vital infrastructural improvements to tackle diffuse pollution & aid water quality.
Scroll down for more information about the project and how you can apply.
Training courses on environmental farm management will be offered to landowners via Moulton College. We will also gather information and memories about the farming history of the Nene Valley and help celebrate its important role in shaping the heritage of the valley.
The river and its surrounding habitats provide valuable homes to a range of wildlife such as dragonflies, birds and butterflies. Many meadows have been lost in the past, whilst remaining wetland habitats can be difficult to manage. This project will offer grant funding and specialist advice to create and restore habitats and tackle diffuse pollution.
Types of project which could qualify
Arable reversion to meadow
Restoration of species poor pasture to meadow
Wetland restoration capital projects
Infrastructure projects to benefit water quality
Funding can include wildflower seed, fencing materials & restoring water features. In-kind match contribution is expected from landowners through undertaking the work and future management. We are looking for potential sites now, with grant funding available for work in July 2018 – December 2020.
For more information, please contact Helena Darragh (Nene Valley Land Adviser) on T: 01604 774048, M: 07540 670229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application form and grant claim form
News, blogs and events
Rotary ditcher update - Water and wildlife has started moving in
The features dug by the rotary ditcher in the Nene Valley last summer have been filling up with water and attracting wildlife. Helena…
Creating new wetland habitats in the Nene Valley
Farming for the Future project coordinator Helena Darragh has been preparing for the arrival of the only rotary ditcher in the UK for a…
New habitat in the Nene Valley
The country's only rotary ditcher machine has been hard at work in the Nene Valley creating a swathe of ditches and channels - new…