Funding opportunity for farmers in Cambridgeshire to create Newt Ponds

The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) East are partnering with Natural England to create ponds in Cambridgeshire for the conservation of Great Crested Newts. 

The ponds are being created to compensate for the environmental impacts of development. 

We are providing up to £3100 per pond to create up to 6 ponds per landholding and seek to create 25 new ponds. Applications will be managed throughEnTrade’s auction platform. 

Providing your land falls within the target areas and the land management is favourable for newts, we invite you to take part in the scheme by bidding to create from 2 to 6 ponds. Go to EnTrade at to see if you are eligible.

FWAG East will provide you with guidance on how to create the pond (we are not looking to restore existing ponds under this auction).

The auction will run from 22nd October 2020 to 13th November 2020, and successful bidders will need to deliver the ponds within 3 months of winning the auction.

For more information on the scheme, please go to or contact (07500 127984) or  (07896 002793) or .

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