Nene and Welland Support for Farmer Action [NWSFA]

The Nene & Welland Support for Farmer Action (NWSFA) is a collaborative project between the Nene Valley Catchment Partnership & the Welland Valley Catchment Partnership, funded by the Water Environment Grant.  The projects aims to extend the Countryside Stewardship offer to the entire Nene & Welland catchments and provide an opportunity for farmers to take actions which are outside of current government priorities. 

The project recognises the strong link between the management of agricultural land and catchment management objectives for water quality, aquatic ecology and flood risk management and is underpinned and informed by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust's Allerton Project in the Welland river basin and the superb trials and research that are run at that location. Water Friendly Farming and Sustainable Intensification research being two of the most recent themes of study. 

The NWSFA offers:

  • Tailored, free one to one advice on best practice across all sectors of agriculture. 
  • Small Farm Grants (at CSF payment rates) to the Welland Floodplain Farmer Cluster.
  • Hosting of agricultural discussion groups as well as training & advice events.
  • Provision and access to research results from the GWCT Allerton Project.
  • Information sharing via newsletters and bulletins as well as a dedicated web page.
  • Promotion of woodlands for water initiatives and other Natural Flood Management options

The combined Catchment Partnerships are made up of many organisations including The River Nene Regional Park, The Welland Rivers Trust, The Environment Agency, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and Anglian Water. 

Contact us:

For more information on the scheme, please get in touch with the NWSFA coordinator Tom Edmondson at



River Nene Regional Park


February 23 2022

NOTICE: We are Moving!

RNRP is moving offices this week and, until further notice, all enquiries will be via email to 
We will not have access to voicemail on the landlines, but staff will still be contactable via their mobile phones.

February 22 2022

EVENTS: Future Farming Forum 2022

In March, River Nene Regional Park will be hosting its first in-person forum event of 2022 for Nene Valley Farmers at Chester House Estate.

December 13 2021

RNRP Festive Closure 2021

RNRP will be closed from 12 noon on Thursday 23rd December until Tuesday 4th January 2022. 

The team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 


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