The Severn Trent Environmental Protection Scheme (STEPS) provides grants up to £5000 for infrastructure improvement and land management changes in Severn Trent Water (STW) target areas.
STEPS aims to protect and improve watercourses and the wider environment by supporting improvements which are above and beyond good agricultural practice. Download a STEPS leaflet.
The scheme is voluntary and funded by us. It's being supported by our dedicated local agricultural advisors who can provide one to one help with the application process. Please note that grants are awarded via a scoring system.
Applicants demonstrating a clear water quality benefit to the issues of concern in that area and who have engaged with our local agricultural advisor are most likely to be successful.
|Email Advisor||Counties Covered|| Surface water catchments
||Groundwater catchments||Phone number
|Margaret Baile||Derbyshire||Upper and Lower Derwent||N/A||07789903652|
|Louise Richmond||Leicestershire||Cropston, Staunton Harold||N/A||07713333192
|Una McBride||North Warwickshire||Whitacre (Bourne and Blythe)||Haseley Springs||07811847161|
|Geoff Jordan||South Warwickshire/ Northamptonshire||Avon and Leam||N/A
||Highgate & Poolend and Wallmyres
|Ben Young||Shropshire (North of Shrewsbury)||Shropshire Middle Severn
||Stoke-on-Tern, Rodway, Swynneton
|Cindy Joule||Shropshire (Cound)||Cound||N/A
|Adam Harper||Shropshire (Shrewsbury to Bewdley)||Middle Severn||Oakeley Farm, Ruyton
|Emma Abbott||Shropshire / Worcestershire (Ludlow to Worcester)||Teme||N/A||07909000680|
|Phil Billings||Nottinghamshire Boreholes
||N/A||Boughton, Bestwood, Rufford, Amen Corner, Budby & Budby Forest, Clipstone, Clipstone Forest
|Susan Bamber||Worcestershire/Gloucestershire||Worcestershire Severn