Supporting fellow farmers, for over 50 years, to value the environmental assets on their land and use them for a sustainable and profitable future.

How we help

Hills to Levels

Hills to Levels is a holistic catchment management approach, which began across catchments in Somerset, aiming to ‘slow the flow’ to reduce flood risk, reduce erosion, improve water quality, deliver wider environmental benefits and increase resilience on the floodplain.

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Countryside Stewardship

FWAG SW has a wealth of experience in the range of grants on offer and their suitability for your farm business. We can prepare and submit an application on your behalf and help with your evidence and record keeping requirements.

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Our work

Farm Habitats and Species

We can guide you through any project, arranging surveys and plans to satisfy local planning authority requirements and ensuring the project delivers the maximum wildlife and amenity value.

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A Community Guide to Your Water Environment

Water is something we tend to take for granted. This Guide, which has been produced with support from Defra and the Catchment Based Approach, aims to help you understand the importance of the water in your local environment.

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Author: Ellen James

Upper Thames Catchment Partnership

Since 2012, the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West (FWAG SW) and the Countryside and Communities Research Institute (CCRI) has hosted a collaboration of organisations within the Upper Thames, striving to improve the water environment and provide wider benefits for people and nature at a catchment scale.

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Countryside Stewardship agreements were submitted, on behalf of farmers, in 2019

£4,367,500

of grants will be paid to these farmers in the south west over the next 5 years

Plus £3.35m

for capital investments

Support us

Could you make a donation to FWAG SouthWest?

We support fellow farmers to value the environmental assets on their land and use them for a sustainable and profitable future. Can you make a donation to FWAG SouthWest today?

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Target amount: £2,147,483,647.00

Amount raised: £0.00

Become a member / Renew your membership

JOIN US! Become a friend or a member and you'll be helping to create a better farmed environment for everyone across the South West.

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Are you interested to volunteer with us?

Could you volunteer with a FWAG SW project near you?

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News

Events

  • RAPID LIFE Project: Biosecurity and Alert Species Workshops

    Organised by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, these workshops are targeted towards anyone involved with managing or organising activities in freshwater/riparian and coastal/marine waters. Read more

  • CSF, Severn Vale Guardians and Bristol Water invite you to: Capture Your Nutrients: Air, Soil and Water

    Join us for a morning of looking at capturing your nutrients; the Clean Air Strategy, cover crops post maize and soil health. Read more

  • Investigating the Carbon balance on farms

    Is net zero achievable by 2040? Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit was set up to provide practical support for farmers in tackling climate change. Read more