Applications to open in January for Forestry Commission’s Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant
- Credit: Natural England
A round of funding for woodland creation is set to open for applications in January.
Farmers, foresters and landowners can apply for up to £6,800 a hectare to plant and protect trees under the Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant scheme when it opens on January 2.
Richard Greenhous, forest services director at the Forestry Commission, said: “I would encourage landowners to talk to their local Woodland Officer and start planning now before the scheme opens for applications to be submitted in January.”
The grant is open to all land managers, and successful applicants receive a two-year capital grant, and the chance to apply for annual maintenance payments for 10 years. The Forestry Commission has appointed a new team of specialised woodland creation officers to assist landowners through the application process for large scale projects. Visit the Forestry Commission website.