New grant for Rea Brook catchment area

Published September 24th, 2019

A new grant opportunity, called REAction, has been made available in the Rea Brook Catchment area near Shrewsbury. This project is being aimed at reducing sediments, phosphates and nitrates in the Rea Brook and its tributaries.

It is being funded through a Water Environment Grant, which is being run by Reaseheath College, in partnership with the Severn Rivers Trust. REAction enables farmers and landowners to access funding towards a range of works such as grey water harvesting schemes, constructing farm wetlands and watercourse fencing.

“REAction offers a free consultation with the lead Agri-Environment Officer; a free Water Management Plan (WMP) for your farm; access to upcoming REAction events; financial support towards farm improvements which benefit water quality; and subsoiling and aeration,” explained Nia Bushell, a surveyor at Berrys.

“REAction is available from June 2019 to March 2021 and all work which receives funding will need to be completed within this time frame so early applications are encouraged.”

Funding can only be applied for through the Lead Agri-Environment Advisor, requiring a farm visit and the creation of a WMP.

Please contact Nia Bushell at Berrys for more information regarding items which can be funded and how to apply on 01743 239020 email

The eligible Rea Brook catchments runs south west of Shropshire towards Westbury, Marton and Hope

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