Countryside Stewardship (CS) Woodland Creation Grant supports the creation of new woodland with a focus on meeting local biodiversity and/or water objectives. Applications must be at least 3ha (1ha for water objectives).
CS Woodland creation provides 80% of the standard costs of capital items for planting and protecting new woodland, capped at £6,800 per ha. Additionally for 2018 applicants can receive 40% of actual costs for forest roads and tracks. If you’re eligible, a supporting maintenance grant of £200 per hectare for 10 years may also be available.
If you’ve downloaded an application form contact your Woodland Officer for advice on preparing your application. You can submit your applications from the 2 January to 16 February 2018.