Apply for a grant

Review our guidance materials to increase your chances of success in securing support for your project

We are not currently accepting applications. Our next call for category A3 and A4 dam removal: demolition grants is on 14 June 2024. Apply for a grant using our online portal

Application Resources

Whether you need an introduction to the Open Rivers Programme application process or want to know how to start an application, we encourage you to consult the resources on this page because they provide more detail on what we are looking for and how we assess applications.

Information guide: category A grants

Information guide: category B grants

Information guide: category C grants (updated document available soon)

Download our Budget and Schedule of Activities Template to use when applying.

Please review the documents below to learn more about some of the key terms and concepts used by the programme and in the application process.

Explanation of concepts and terms used in the application process

Definitions of key terms used by the programme

To familiarise yourself with our programme grants, visit Grant Types.

Download our 10 tips for submitting a successful small dam removal application.