The Source to Tap Land Incentive Scheme is a pilot cross-border farming scheme which is the first of its kind, and is being trialled in the River Derg area.
The Scheme aims to give landowners, who farm in the part of the River Derg catchment upstream of the Derg Water Treatment Works, grants of up to £20,000 for a farm business based in Northern Ireland; €23,000 for a farm business based in Ireland, to make some small changes in farming practice that will make the farm business more sustainable whilst also helping to protect water quality in the River Derg – a win-win for everyone!
Any landowner in the River Derg catchment, upstream of the Derg Water Treatment Works (see map on right), is eligible to apply. We need your help to identify areas on your farm where improvements can be made to benefit your farm and help improve water quality.
By walking your farm with your Project Officer they will produce your very own Water Environment Management Plan, identifying items that can be funded through this Scheme. We will then help you complete the simple application form for the grant.
The applicant must be the landowner, so if you are a tenant farmer please speak to your landlord about applying to the Scheme.
The Scheme will open from 25th July 2018 to 15th December 2020 and will be managed on a first come first served basis.
The Source to Tap project commenced in 2017 and will run until 2021. It is funded by the European Union’s (EU) INTERREG VA Programme, with match funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland, and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG) in Ireland. It is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).
The project is being delivered by a consortium of partners, including Northern Ireland Water Limited (NI Water), Irish Water, Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute, East Border Region Limited, The Rivers Trust and University of Ulster (together, the Partners). NI Water determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal data is processed and is the controller of the personal data that is collected in connection with the Land Incentive Scheme (LIS) element of the Source to Tap project and the lead partner of the consortium. The other Partners act as processors and have the common aim of ensuring your personal data is protected in accordance with all applicable data protection legislation, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Whenever this Privacy Notice refers to ‘we’ ‘us’ or ‘our’, it means NI Water itself or one of the other Partners acting on behalf of NI Water.
To help us manage our relationship with you and so that we can provide farm advice and grant funding in relation to LIS, we need to collect, store and use information that can be used to identify you. In legal terms, this is called ‘processing personal data’.
Looking after your personal data is as important to the Partners as it is to you. The information in this Privacy Notice will explain:
This Privacy Notice applies only to the personal data collected in relation to LIS.
The sections below tell you what personal data is, who we are and what we do, what personal data we collect and what we do with it. They explain how GDPR protects you by controlling what the Partners can do with your personal data and clarify how to complain or withdraw your consent (if applicable). They also tell you for how long we keep your personal data, how you can get a copy of it or ask for it to be changed or removed, and with whom we might lawfully share your personal data.
What is personal data?
Personal data is information that can be used to identify a living person. This can include property or lands information (e.g. farm data) that is considered biographically significant and, when put together with other information, can then identify a person; for example, your name and contact details, or farm business details.
Who we are and what we do
The Source to Tap consortium of partners includes the following:
NI Water is the sole provider of public water and sewerage services in Northern Ireland. It is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) and a Government-Owned Company (GoCo), set up in April 2007.
NI Water’s registered office address is:
Northern Ireland Water Ltd.
40 Old Westland Road
NI Water is the controller of personal data collected by the Partners in relation to the LIS. Its Data Protection Officer (known as a DPO) can be contacted at:
Telephone: 0044 (0) 345 7440088
Irish Water is the single national utility responsible for public water and wastewater services in Ireland and is tasked with operating, improving and investing in the water and wastewater systems in order to provide safe, reliable and high quality services to customers. Irish Water is regulated by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Irish Water’s registered office address is:
24-26 Talbot Street
Tel: 00353 1 850 278 278
Irish Water is a processor in relation to personal data collected and used under the LIS as part of the Source to Tap project.
AFBI was created on 1 April 2006 by joining the Science Service of the then Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) with the Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland (ARINI). DARD became DAERA on 8 May 2016. AFBI is a DAERA non-departmental public body. AFBI carries out high technology research and development, statutory, analytical, and diagnostic testing functions for DAERA and other Government departments, public bodies and commercial companies.
AFBI’s registered office address is:
Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute, 18a Newforge Lane,
Telephone: 0044 (0) 28 9025 5636
AFBI is a processor in relation to personal data collected and used under the LIS as part of the Source to Tap project.
EBR is a Local Authority-led cross-border network. EBR comprises six Local Authorities namely: Newry, Mourne & Down District Council, Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council, and Ards & North Down Borough Council in Northern Ireland and Louth, Monaghan and Meath County Councils in the Republic of Ireland and has a total population of 826,000. EBR was established in 1976 to promote innovative, cross-border economic development in the areas of agriculture, industry, commerce and tourism and to improve the living conditions and employment prospects of those living in the region.
EBR’s registered office address is:
East Border Region Ltd.
2 Monaghan Court
Telephone: 0044 (0) 28 3025 2684
EBR is a processor in relation to personal data collected and used under the LIS as part of the Source to Tap project.
The Rivers Trust is an environmental Non-Government Organisation, a registered charity (Registered Charity No: 1107144) and is the umbrella body of the Rivers Trust movement in the UK and Ireland. With the support of over 60 member Trusts, they work on the ground, with communities, farmers, landowners and businesses to plan and implement action to protect, promote and enhance our freshwater ecosystems for both people and wildlife. The Rivers Trust’s registered office address is:
Kyl Cober Parc
The Rivers Trust is a processor in relation to personal data collected and used under the LIS as part of the Source to Tap project.
Who does this Privacy Notice apply to?
This Privacy Notice relates to the collection and use of the personal data of farmer and landowner contacts (and those acting on their behalf, including individuals and sole traders) in connection with the LIS under the Source to Tap project.
How do we process your personal data?
The Partners will process the personal data you provide in a manner that complies with the GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018 (UK) and Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 (Ireland). This means that the Partners are required to:
Personal data you supply to us may be used by us in a number of ways, including the below:
How do we collect personal data?
We may collect your contact details from you when you enquire about the LIS by phone, email or in person. We will collect further personal data when we visit your farm, on subsequent visits, phone calls or emails while we are preparing your farm plan and while we are supporting you through the funding application process.
We may also collect your personal details when someone associated with LIS refers your enquiries to us, or when your business contacts refer your enquiry to us.
We use securely encrypted laptops to record your data when we visit you, uploading this to secure servers when we return to the office. We also use mobile phones to gather spatial data about your farm, including information about potential runoff and erosion issues, which the LIS grants could be used to tackle. This survey data includes photos of your farm buildings, yards, fields and infrastructure. Photographs of your farm business maps may also be taken to aid in preparing the plan for your farm. These are held temporarily on the mobile phone (secured with a passcode) until the project officers return to the office, when the data are securely uploaded to a cloud service and removed from the mobile phone.
Our lawful basis for processing personal data
GDPR states there must be a lawful basis for processing your personal data. The lawful basis on which personal data of farmers and landowners will be processed in relation to LIS is being necessary for a contract to be entered into by that farmer or landowner. If the farmer or landowner does not provide the personal data, we will not be able to undertake a farm visit or proceed with an LIS application.
How long we keep your personal data
Farmer and landowners’ personal data will be securely archived and retained for seven years after the end of the Source to Tap project in order to satisfy the requirements of the project auditors.
Who we share your personal data with and why
The Partners work with a number of organisations to manage the Source to Tap project, and need to share some of your personal data with these parties:
Where we share data with third parties, there will be a legal agreement in place to make sure the organisation complies with applicable data protection legislation.
Who sees or has access to your personal data will depend on why we need to process it, but the organisations we share with may include the following:
You can find a detailed breakdown of exactly what personal data is shared between each Partner in the following section:
What data (including personal data) we collect and what we do with it
To complete a Water Environment Management Plan (WEMP) and progress an application for funding through the pilot LIS, the following personal data will be collected:
The Rivers Trust
East Borders Region and AFBI
Protecting your personal data
We are committed to ensuring that your personal data is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, the Partners have each put in place appropriate technical, physical and organisational procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect about you.
Your rights as data subject
Changes to this Privacy Notice
We may update the Privacy Notice from time to time – please ensure you visit the Source to Tap website for the latest version: http://www.sourcetotap.eu/privacy-notice/