The woodland creation grant is now open for applications all year round. The grant pays up to £6,800 per hectare, and you can then apply for extra support to maintain it for a further period of 10 years after the woodland is planted, currently £200/ha per year.
Why should you apply to the Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant?
Trees are one of the most effective ways to:
• Capture carbon,
• Prevent flooding,
• Improve water quality,
• Boost soil conservation, and
• Provide habitats for birds and insects.
If you sign up for the Woodland Creation Grant now, you have 2 years to plant your new woodland and then you can apply for extra support to help maintain it for a further 10 years after the woodland is planted.
For more information on the benefits of the Woodland Creation Grant and how you can apply, read the Forestry Commission’s guidance at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/woodland-creation-grant-countryside-stewardship
If you would like any assistance assessing land that may be suitable, or putting together an application, please get in touch with Sam Kelly on 07777696080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.