FWAG SouthWest, the Environment Agency, and Catchment Sensitive Farming are pleased to announce the third auction for Somerset farmers to bid for money to carry out flood prevention work on their land.

Auction is now live. Closing at 1pm on 30th March.

Please note: some of the measure specifications have been modified since the last NFM auction. Please ensure that you have read the new specifications here before submitting a bid.

NatureBid is a simple online tool on which you can bid for funding to deliver a selection of measures on your farm that aim to slow the flow of water. It will allow you to select locations on your land in which you wish to implement these measures, and will allow you to bid an amount you could provide them for. The most competitive bids will receive funding from Somerset Rivers Authority.

You can bid for funding these measures:

  • Grassland Subsoiling
  • Grassland Slitting
  • Maize Management
  • Hedge Planting
  • Hedge Planting on Banks
  • Leaky Dams
  • Buffers on High-Risk Crops
  • Please note: this auction does not apply to land within the Internal Drainage Board (IDB) area in Somerset, as well as areas that flow into neighbouring counties.

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