FWAG SouthWest, Somerset Rivers Authority and Bristol Water are pleased to announce the fourth auction for Somerset farmers to bid for money to carry out work on their land to reduce flood risk and pollution.

The auction is now closed.

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 and/or prevent soil and nutrients entering rivers. It will allow you to select locations on your land in which you wish to implement these measures, and allow you to bid an amount you could provide them for. The most competitive bids will receive funding from Somerset Rivers Authority and Bristol Water.

You can bid for funding these measures:

  • Grassland Subsoiling
  • Grassland Slitting
  • Maize Management
  • Hedge Planting
  • Hedge Planting on Banks
  • Lines of Tree Planting
  • Leaky Dams
  • Buffers to Intercept Run-Off
  • Winter Cover Crops
  • Grass Swales
  • Filter Fencing
  • Watercourse Fencing (only in select Bristol Water target areas)

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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