Natural Flood Management grant

Herefordshire Natural Flood Management construction grant scheme

The Herefordshire 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 NFM Construction Grant Scheme associated with the NFM pilot project closed on 31 December 2020. We plan to re-launch this grant scheme in the near future as part of the Herefordshire NFM project which has secured funding until 2026/27.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

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 Herefordshire Council's Natural Flood Management Project Officer on 01432 260739 or email