Water Restoration Fund: guidance for applicants

Grants to restore and improve rivers, streams, canals, lakes, ponds, wetlands or estuarine waters.

Applies to England



The Water Restoration Fund (WRF) has 2 types of grants, development and delivery awards, to fund projects that restore and improve water and wetland environments such as:

  • rivers and their headwaters
  • canals
  • lakes
  • ponds
  • wetlands - both freshwater and saltwater
  • estuarine waters

Applications for all grants closed on Friday 7 June 2024.

If your application is successful, the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) will send you a grant funding agreement (GFA).

Published 9 April 2024
Last updated 8 June 2024 + show all updates
  1. Applications closed at 11:59 pm Friday 7 June 2024

  2. First published.