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ECSFDI Capital Grant Scheme 2008/09 and 2009/10

CSF Capital Grant Schemes have been offered annually in  2007 and 2008 to support land managers in priority catchments in England by providing grant aid towards the improvement or installation of facilities that would benefit water quality by reducing diffuse pollution.

Due to continuing success and high demand from farmers, it has been decided to offer a third one-year CSF Capital Grant Scheme in 2009-10. This will be similar to the 2008-09 scheme in the items supported, but there are likely to be significant changes in the application process. These will include a shorter application period, and an earlier application  window. This is designed to ensure that successful applicants have more time to complete capital works during the summer, when the weather conditions are at their best. The 2009-10 scheme literature will be posted on this website in late 2008 or early 2009. The 2009-10 scheme will be open to farmers in the new and expanded priority catchments added in October 2008.

Please note that the papers below relate to the 2008-09 scheme which is now closed to applications, but is still working towards delivery of agreements:

  • scheme literature has been updated for 2008/09 and it is your responsibility to ensure that you read and understand the Farmer Handbook 2008/09 (CSF 3), Specifications and Guidance Booklet 2008/09 (CSF 4) and the appropriate Funding Priority Statement 2008/09 (CSF 5), and to use Application Form 2008/09 (CSF 1) for your application;
  • this is a prior approval scheme and applications must be submitted and approved by Natural England before you commit yourself to, or start, work. The deadline for Natural England to receive applications is 30 June 2008.

Guidance for applicants

Application and claim forms

Application packs

Scheme literature can be downloaded from here or, alternatively, an application pack can be requested from:
Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) Section
Natural England
Block 7
Government Buildings
Chalfont Drive
Nottingham NG8 3SN
Tel: 0845 602 4091

Further guidance and web links

Page last modified: 31 October 2008
Page published 29 March 2007

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs