NatureBid is an online auction tool allowing "reverse auctions" to be run, in which participants can bid for funding to implement a range of environmentally beneficial measures on their land.

The Environment Agency designed and developed NatureBid, with partner Sylva Foundation, with the broad goal of increasing climate resilience using an innovative and cost-efficient mechanism.

So far, the tool has been trialled across Somerset and in Dartmoor, with a variety of trials scheduled for the remainder of 2019/20.

If you would like any more information about NatureBid, or are interested in running an auction using the tool, please contact Claire Johnstone at

Next Auction:

Woodland Carbon Guarantee

The auction allows you, or your authorised agent on your behalf, to bid for funding to pay for future carbon credits, known as Woodland Carbon Units (WCUs), generated by establishing new woodlands on your land.

This auction runs from 12:00pm (midday) Monday 20 January to 12:00pm (midday) Friday 14 February.