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Glastir Small Grants: Water

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The theme of this Glastir Small Grants Window is ‘water’. The available activities have been chosen for their ability to contribute to improving water quality or reducing flood risk.

Target objectives; a number of target objectives have been identified across Wales. These objectives include habitat improvements for wildlife species such as water voles that depend on clean water.

River catchment areas that are prone to flooding will benefit from planting trees which will absorb high volumes of water and therefore reducing the amount of water draining off farmland.

Every eligible land parcel in Wales has been assigned a score for each available activity.  

Available Capital Works:

Main Capital Works

Trees and shrubs (transplants)
New Hedge Planting
Hedge Coppicing and Gapping-Up
Hedge Laying
Cross Drains
Sleeping Policemen
Rainwater Goods – Guttering
Rainwater Goods – Downpipe
In-ditch Wetland
Soft Engineering of River Banks
Pond restoration
Relocation of Sheep Dips and Holding Pens
Relocation of Sheep Pens Maintenance of Gateways (Hardcore)
Maintenance of Gateways (Hardcore)

Supporting Capital Works

Ladder Stile
Timber Bridle Gate and Posts
Timber Kissing Gate and Posts
Wooden Stiles (rebated)
Badger Gate
Piped Water Supply
Water Gate
Water Troughs
Post and Rail Fencing
Post and Wire Fencing
Post and Wire Fencing with Stock Netting
Rabbit Fencing
Timber Field Gates (Hardwood)
Timber Field Gates (Softwood)
Tree Shelter (60cm with stake)
Spiral Rabbit Guards
Bracken Control (Hand Knapsack Sprayer)
Bracken Control (Mechanical Clearance)
Bracken Control (Tractor Mounted Sprayer)
Bramble/Scrub Control (Hand Knapsack Sprayer)
Cross Drains
Rainwater Goods – Downpipe.