A brand new Forestry Training Fund has become available, enabling 100% of training costs to be covered for short, practical forestry courses. This course is available for people who are considering changing their career path or looking to diversify and expand their skills in this field.

The Forestry Commission are offering grants in the range of £150-£3,000. This funding will be paid directly to the training provider.


Are you eligible?

The Forestry Commission are welcoming applications from:

- People who would like to take a step towards a career in forestry.

- People currently working in other land-based sectors, such as agriculture, who would like to broaden their skill base.

- People who are wanting to switch career paths and need to develop their skills to get started.

Funding is available to those who work and operate in England.


What type of courses qualify for funding?

The fund will support a wide range of accredited training courses which include how to use tools, plant and machinery, pest control and woodland and forestry management.

Click here to view Approved Training Courses.

There is no limit! Applications for funding to cover training courses can be made multiple times as long as it can be demonstrated that these courses are developing a persons career.


How to apply

Visit the Forestry Training Fund Portal, fill in the application and give as much detail as possible.


The deadline is March 2025 or until the funding runs out.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Find out more about Greenways Training here.