Catchment Sensitive Farming: advice for farmers and land managers

Get help to improve water and air quality, and reduce flood risk on agricultural land.

Applies to England

Get support from your Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) local farm adviser for:

  • one-to-one advice
  • group training and on-farm events
  • guidance on funding and associated agricultural transition schemes
  • help to get funding
  • visits from agricultural specialists

Contact your local adviser

Look for your county in the list and use the email address given.

In your email, include your:

  • name, phone number and email address
  • farm address
  • farm Standard Business Identifier (SBI) number

Your local adviser will get in touch with you.

Devon and Cornwall

  • Devon
  • Cornwall

East Midlands

  • Derbyshire
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Nottinghamshire


  • Humberside
  • North Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire

North Anglia

  • Norfolk
  • Suffolk

North East

  • Cleveland
  • Durham
  • Northumberland
  • Tyne and Wear

North west

  • Cheshire
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside


  • Gloucestershire
  • Herefordshire
  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Warwickshire
  • West Midlands
  • Worcestershire

South Anglia

  • Bedfordshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Essex
  • Hertfordshire
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Northamptonshire

South East and Thames

  • Berkshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Hampshire
  • Isle of Wight
  • Kent
  • Oxfordshire
  • Surrey
  • Sussex


  • Dorset
  • Somerset
  • Wiltshire

Countryside Stewardship 2022: get support and approval before you apply

Use the CSF support request form (MS Word Document, 296 KB) to request advice from Catchment Sensitive Farming, or support and approval for Countryside Stewardship.

To request advice: complete part 1 of the form and email it to your local adviser.

To request CSF support and approval for Countryside Stewardship: complete parts 1 and 2 and email the form to your local adviser.

You must request support at least 10 weeks before you intend to submit your application to the Rural Payments Agency.

CSF will not consider forms that are incomplete or arrive later than that.

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

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Published 9 September 2014
Last updated 5 April 2022 + show all updates
  1. Page title changed to: Catchment Sensitive Farming: advice for farmers and land managers. Removed section on finding out if your land is in a high priority area.

  2. Mailbox for the south west region replaced with 2 new mailboxes: Devon and Cornwall, and Wessex.

  3. Added the section 'Countryside Stewardship 2022: get support and approval before you apply'.

  4. Changed the content to provide an overview of catchment sensitive farming and made it easier to contact your local adviser.

  5. Added local adviser contact details.

  6. Catchment sensitive farming officer support and approval request form added for Countryside Stewardship grants.

  7. Added 'flood and coastal management' to the list of topics covered by CSF.

  8. Updated the long-term catchment partnerships table.

  9. Added Hertfordshire to the long-term catchment partnerships table.

  10. Added section on how to check if land's in a high priority area.

  11. CSF is also working to improve air quality.

  12. Replaced catchment partnerships attachment with updated version.

  13. Details of new Countryside Stewardship water grant scheme added.

  14. reminder that final Capital Grant Scheme claims need to be submitted by 31 January 2015.

  15. added details of new Countryside Stewardship scheme

  16. Updated Catchment Sensitive Farming officer contact list

  17. First published.