Water Environment Grant (WEG) handbooks: guidance and forms

Funding for organisations and land managers to improve the water environment in rural England: when you can start work, how to get paid and the scheme rules.


Terms and conditions for agreement holders: Water Environment Grant

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

The scheme closed at 5pm on 11 May 2018. The WEG team will not consider late applications.

Successful applicants

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
  • how to get paid
  • about inspections
  • the penalties you’ll incur if you breach your agreement terms

The WEG claim form will be available shortly.

Use the ‘Terms and conditions for agreement holders’ to understand the terms of your agreement.

Use the ‘Guide for applicants’ to understand the scheme rules.

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

Published 20 March 2018
Last updated 12 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Terms and conditions document for agreement holders added.
  2. The WEG scheme closed at 5pm on 11 May 2018.
  3. First published.