Natural England - Catchment Sensitive Farming

Catchment Sensitive Farming

A joint project between the Environment Agency and Natural England, funded by Defra and the Rural Development Programme for England, working in priority catchments within England.

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Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) delivers practical solutions and targeted support to enable farmers and land managers to take voluntary action to reduce diffuse water pollution from agriculture to protect water bodies and the environment.

Latest news

(February 2014)  Important update: Catchment Sensitive Farming Capital Grant Scheme

Are you in a priority catchment?

What is a Priority catchment?

A network of Catchment Sensitive Farming Officers are on hand to help farmers tackle the causes of harmful water pollution.

Find out if you are in a Priority catchment.

Capital Grant Scheme

The Capital Grant Scheme is available in 77 priority catchments and is targeted at holdings within specific areas of these catchments.


Free advice and capital grants are also available to farmers through local partners in 9 catchment partnerships. Advice events, information and tools on farm practices are provided through 4 national partnerships. See Partnerships for more details.

How we have helped

For examples of how we can and have helped farmers, please see our case studiesexternal link and video guidance.


The project's evaluationexternal link programme.

Publications and documents

Catchment Sensitive Farming publicationsexternal link

Other documents:

Further information

For more details about the reasons for the creation of this project please visit Defra’s Catchment Sensitive Farmingexternal link policy pages.

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Farm events

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Find free farm events near you on Catchment Sensitive Farming, Environmental Stewardship and related topics.

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