If you plan to create a woodland in England, then you may be eligible for the following grants from the Forestry Commission:
This helps to pay for advice and guidance to enable a higher success in gaining approval and grant funding for the project as it ensures compliance with the ‘UK Forestry Standard’. It is more suited to larger sites although 5 hectares is the minimum size.
You can apply for up to £150/ha plus a 70% contribution to any environmental surveys that are needed, with a £30,000 cap per project.
People who currently claim Countryside Stewardship on the woodland are not eligible to apply for this.
|‘Public Money for Public Goods’|
|Open to applications all year round|
|Minimum Size of 1ha|
The grant covers:
|The standard capital costs for tree planting up to £8,500/ha|
Permission to sell timber from the woodland for extra income.
|£300/ha annual maintenance payments for up to 10 years|
Additional payments for:
Nature recovery: £1,100 to £2,800
Water quality: £400
Reduced flood risk: £500
Riparian buffers: £1,600
Close to settlements: £500
Public access: £2,200
Allows you to sell the captured carbon to the government or on the open market every 5 or 10 years until 2055/56 allowing long term income from the woodland.
This is allowed to happen alongside other woodland creation grants.
If you are interested in further information about woodland grants then please contact Wilson Wraight