Water Environment Grant (WEG) handbooks: guidance and forms

Funding for organisations and land managers to improve the water environment in rural England: how to apply and how the scheme works.


Application form (WEG 001)

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The Water Environment Grant (WEG) scheme is part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).

The scheme is open until 5pm on 11 May 2018.

WEG is competitive - only the strongest applications will get a grant.

Use the ‘Guide for applicants’ to complete the application form and make a strong application. The guide explains:

  • the scheme’s objectives
  • the qualifying criteria
  • how the scheme works
  • how to apply

Use ‘Annex A: using geographic databases’ to help you find out more on water bodies and designated sites in your project’s area.

Use the ‘Guide for agreement holders’ to understand what you’ll need to do if you get a grant - when you become an ‘agreement holder’. This guide explains when you can start work and how to make a claim.

Published 20 March 2018