Catchment Partnership Fund
What is the Catchment Partnership Fund?
In 2015, it was agreed by the Steering Group that partners would establish the Bristol Avon Catchment Partnership Fund. This was to provide seed-funding and small grants to enable partnership projects to carry out vital scoping, feasibility and community engagement work. Previously partners had identified a gap in resourcing this initial investment into projects.
How can I apply?
The BACP opens at least one call for projects per year and grants the funds to the successful projects that best tackle the water-related issues. To find out more about how to apply for the Catchment Partnership Fund, and when the next round of funding is open for applications, head to How to apply.
Many thanks to our funding partners for their continued support
- North Somerset Council
- Bristol City Council
- South Gloucestershire Council
- Bristol Water
- Bath and North East Somerset Council
Additionally, many thanks to our co-hosts, Wessex Water and the West of England Rural Network.
What kind of projects does the fund support?
Partnership Programmes and Projects
The Fund has contributed towards the development of many of the BACP Partnerships Projects and Programmes and funded vital data and evidence gathering and supported community groups to deliver more for their local rivers.
For the first time in 2022, we are opening a separate small grants pot specifically for community groups to fund things like water quality testing kits or equipment to help with habitat management, supporting communities to deliver more for their local rivers.
Community Project Example:
In 2021, the Land Yeo Friends successfully applied to the Catchment Partnership Fund to improve the signage on their local rivers walk around Clevedon, and to run a programme of water quality monitoring on the Land Yeo.
The Land Yeo Friends Group were the first community group to apply to the Catchment Partnership Fund. We are now looking to expand our support for community-led projects in 2022.
To find out more about their project, you can watch the video to the right.