Get help to improve water and air quality, and reduce flood risk on agricultural land.
Applies to England
Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) works with farmers and partners across England to produce food in a way that protects:
Your CSF adviser (CSFA) is locally based with an understanding of the challenges farmers face. They will work with you to take the latest advice and tailor it to best benefit your business.
CSF provides locally informed, confidential, on-farm advice to help you make decisions on:
- soil management
- nutrient, slurry, and manure management
- ammonia emission reduction
- farm infrastructure and machinery set-up
- pesticide handling
- water resources and natural flood management
- local environmental priorities
- land management
- agricultural transition, including grants
Get advice from CSF
You can ask CSF for advice by emailing your local mailbox. You must include:
- a brief description of your farm and query
- your farm address
- single business identifier (SBI) number (if you know it)
- your contact details
CSF will reply based on the environmental priorities in your area and will either:
- arrange a one to one consultation with your local CSFA within an agreed timeframe
- link to other sources of advice and information
We focus our support on farms that can make the greatest improvement to water and air quality.
Get help for queries related to the Countryside Stewardship.
- Devon and Cornwall.
- East Midlands.
- North Anglia.
- North East.
- North West.
- South Anglia.
- South East and Thames.
1. Devon and Cornwall
2. East Midlands
- North Yorkshire
- South Yorkshire
- West Yorkshire
4. North Anglia
5. North East
- Tyne and Wear
6. North west
- Greater Manchester
- West Midlands
8. South Anglia
- North Buckinghamshire
9. South East and Thames
- Isle of Wight
Countryside Stewardship mid-tier and capital grants: get support and approval before you apply
To request support and approval for Countryside Stewardship, fill in theand send it to your local CSF mailbox at least 10 weeks before you intend to submit your application to the Rural Payments Agency.
CSF can only offer approval to proposals which address recommendations made by CSF on the farm holding.
Read Capital Grants: Countryside Stewardship and Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers: Countryside Stewardship for more information.
Working in partnership with CSF
CSF also works with a range of partners including:
- water companies
- local authorities
- trade bodies
- environmental organisations
- river trusts
This work includes:
- Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation programme with local authorities and the Environment Agency
- part-funding farm advisers in partnership with rivers trusts and National Parks authorities
- producing videos, tools and factsheets with Voluntary Initiative and Innovation for Agriculture
If your organisation is interested in working with CSF, email email@example.com.
How CSF uses your data
For information about how CSF uses your data, or to find out how to opt out, read our privacy notice.