Defra and the Environment Agency have released the details about the funding available for the development of the Catchment Based Approach.
For the Tyne, which has an existing partnership thanks to the Tyne Catchment Pilot project, the available funding is restricted to £10,000 this financial year. It seems unlikely that any further funding beyond that will be made available.
Full details are on the Environment Agency website at http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/research/planning/148312.aspx.
Susan Mackirdy, Catchment Pilot Project Manager