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.
STEPS aims to protect and improve watercourses and the wider environment by supporting improvements which are above and beyond good agricultural practice. To see the list of options available, take a look at the STEPs options brochure
The scheme is voluntary and funded by ST. It's being supported by dedicated ST local agricultural advisors who can provide one to one help with the application process. Please note that grants are competitively awarded via a scoring system and are subject to terms and conditions which are available in our guide here.
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.