Natural Flood Management grant

River Wye and Lugg Natural Flood Management construction grant scheme

The River Wye and Lugg Natural Flood Management (NFM) project aims to reduce flood risk to local communities, as well as improve water quality and enhance biodiversity, using natural flood management processes.

The NFM construction grant scheme has been designed to provide the necessary funding to help support landowners and farmers within the projects priority sub-catchments (shown in the map below and in the detailed catchment maps) to alter their land and water management practices to slow the flow of water and reduce flood risk to downstream communities.

Options for the following measures are eligible for funding:

  • Soil management
  • Over winter cover
  • In field water retention
  • In channel water retention
  • Fencing
  • Trackway
  • Tree planting
  • Landowner innovation

Further details about the measures and the contribution and grant rates are in the grant scheme information sheet.

Closing date

The closing date for applications to the NFM Construction Grant Scheme is 31 December 2020. 

We are hoping to secure additional funding for the continuation of our NFM Work from March 2021. We will update this webpage nearer the time.​

How to apply

The application must be made by the landowner or by a consultant or tenant acting on their behalf. Before applying please read the grant scheme guidance.

Complete the online form or

Print and complete the pdf form

Map showing Herefordshire Natural Flood Management catchments

Map showing NFM catchments

Catchment maps

Further information

If you have any queries about the grant please contact Bethany Lewis, Natural Flood Management Project Officer on 01432 260739 or email