Waterwise on the Farm (Version 2)

4. Further help and information

Grant / tax rebate

England Catchment Sensitive Farming Delivery Initiative Capital Grant Scheme

This scheme runs from April 2007 March 2008* in the 40 priority catchments identified as being most at risk of failing the Water Framework Directive targets, due to diffuse water pollution from agriculture. The grant will focus on low-cost items such as watercourse fencing, pasture pumps etc. For more information, please visit http://www.defra.gov.uk/farm/environment/water/csf/grants/index.htm or speak to your Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer.

Wales also has a Catchment Sensitive Farming Demonstration Project, which has a capital grants element. For more information, please visit www.wales.gov.uk/catchmentsensitive.

[* This scheme may extend beyond this date, please visit the website for further details.]

Enhanced Capital Allowances

Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECAs) enable a business to claim 100 per cent first-year capital allowances on their spending on qualifying plant and machinery. There are three schemes for ECAs:

  • energy-saving technologies;
  • low carbon dioxide emission cars and natural gas and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure;
  • water efficient technologies - including rainwater harvesting equipment.

Businesses can write off the whole of the capital cost of their investment in these technologies against their taxable profits for the period during which they make the investment. For more information, please visit www.eca.gov.uk.

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