Welcome to STEPS
The Severn Trent Environmental Protection Scheme (STEPS) provides grants up to £5000 for infrastructure improvement and land management changes in Severn Trent (ST) target areas. Items to enhance biodiversity on farms are also available and are not included by this funding limit.
STEPS aims to protect and improve watercourses and the wider environment by supporting improvements which are above and beyond good agricultural practice. Items focusing on enhancing on- farm biodiversity are also available. To see the list of items available, take a look at the STEPS Options list
The scheme is voluntary and funded by ST. It's being supported by dedicated ST local agricultural advisors who can provide dedicates one to one help with the application process. Please note that grants are competitively awarded and are subject to eligibility criteria and terms and conditions which are available in our Guide to STEPS
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.