Final year of regional Fund for On-Farm Clean Water Projects!

If you are a farmer or own farmland, the East Central Farm Stewardship Fund offers you access to additional funding and technical support for your on-farm clean water projects in 2020.  This funding program is delivered through the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative (ECFSC) which operates in Northumberland, Peterborough and Hastings Counties, the City of Kawartha Lakes and Durham Region. Apply now - the ECFSC is currently accepting applications for the final grant allocations in mid-July 2020.

The ECFSC partners work directly with you to support the agricultural use of your land, while helping you to access funding and technical assistance to complete your project.  On-farm clean water projects are our current funding priority.  In the first two years, the Fund supported eighteen regional projects, including: 

  • fencing livestock out of waterways,
  • providing alternate watering sources for livestock
  • planting vegetative buffers alongside watercourses and ponds
  • installing eavestroughs and diversions around barnyards
  • planting cover crops 
  • restoration of wetlands

This grant can also be added to other sources of funding. Contact any member of the Collaborative for details. Visit for contact information or to complete an online application in minutes. Apply soon - the final funding for this grant will be allocated mid-July 2020.

This program was undertaken with financial support of the Government of Canada through the federal Department of Environment and Climate Change.