Woodlands for Water - A Defra-supported project that focuses on woodland creation via funding opportunities for farmers and landowners.
Woodlands for Water (W4W) is a Defra-supported project and the first to be developed by the 'Riverscapes' partnership. The 'Riverscapes' partnership comprises of experts from the National Trust, Woodland Trust, Rivers Trust and Beaver Trust. The project aims to create 3,150 hectares of trees in six river catchment areas by March 2025. Experts within the 'Riverscapes' partnership will assist in the selection of appropriate areas to ensure multiple benefits for land owners such as natural flood and drought management, pollutant capturing, wildlife corridors and water cooling.
Severn Rivers Trust are focusing on woodland creation within the River Teme, however, we've recently included a 20 mile buffer zone which covers the majority of Shropshire, Worcestershire and parts of Warwickshire and Gloucestershire (see map below). Our local catchment officers can offer advice and support to farmers or landowners interested in applying for the Woodland Creation Offer grant (plus a carbon trading offer).
If you are a farmer or landowner and want to know more about the financial incentives of planting and managing woodland along rivers and watercourses then please contact our Catchment Officer Cecilia Young via firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project has been delivered through the Nature for Climate funding from Defra. You can read more via their Put Down Roots campaign here.