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Small Grants – Environment (carbon)


The application window will open on 20 May 2024 and close on 28 June 2024


The Small Grants - Environment is a standalone scheme providing a maximum of £7,500 funding per window for Capital Works Projects.


Small Grants - Environment Carbon Theme offers Capital Works that have been chosen for their broad and general environmental benefits and their ability to deliver the Welsh Government’s ambitions to improve water quality and reduce flood risk.


A Small Grants - Environment Project will be made up of one Main Capital Work underwritten with one or multiple Supporting Capital Works. Please note, Supporting Capital Works are either mandatory, optional or unavailable, depending on which Main Capital Work item is being supported within a Project.


Examples of ‘Main Capital Works’


Main Capital Works

  • Trees and Shrubs (Transplants)       - £1.38 Each

  • Hedge laying                                     - £9.73/m

  • Fruit Trees PlusGuard and Stake     - £94.98 Each

  • Hedge Coppicing and Gapping-Up - £6.16/m

  • Sabre Planting                                   - £15.00 Each

Supportive Capital Works

  • Ladder Stile                                        - £138.00 Each

  • Water Gate                                         - £144.00 Each

  • Water Troughs                                    - £192.00 Each

  • Post and Wire Fencing                       - £4.23/m

  • Tree Shelter (60cm with stake)          - £1.44 Each


Land managers and farming businesses are selected for Small Grants – Environment (water) following the submission of an Expression of Interest (EoI) to the Welsh Government. The EoI is scored on its ability to contribute towards delivering the aims of the Small Grants - Environment theme. Those with the ability to deliver the most towards the objectives of the theme are scored highest.


You are eligible to apply if:


You are registered with the Welsh Government and have been issued with a Customer Reference Number (CRN).

Your land is registered within the Welsh Government Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) as of August 2022.


Land eligibility:


  • the land must be agricultural land.

  • field parcels must be located in Wales.

  • you must have full management control of the land up until the contract end date to enable you to fulfil the obligations of the scheme.


Selection Process


The Small Grants - Environment selection process assesses each capital works project submitted by farming businesses through the EoI. A score will be assigned for each capital works project and its ability to deliver an outcome towards the Small Grants - Environment objectives within the theme.


The highest scoring capital works projects will be selected, and land managers or farm businesses will be notified which capital works project has been successful up to a maximum of £7,500 per CRN, per EoI window.

For more information or help with your application contact:

Kathryn Williams – 07971 583 638

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