Woodland Creation - Forestry Commission South West
The Forestry Commission have announced the launch of Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant 2018. They have listened to applicants and made guidance available much earlier this year, this is to allow applicants more time to plan applications. The manual, application forms, and how to guide are all available on the Woodland Support pages of GOV.UK now and applicants are encouraged to begin building their applications this autumn.

You can apply for grants of up to £6,800 per hectare to support ground preparation, tree planting, fencing and tree protection and initial maintenance, plus an option to subsequently apply for a maintenance payment for up to 10 years, covering the initial period while trees get established.

Richard Greenhous, Director of Forest Services for Forestry Commission England said:
“Our Forestry Commission teams are on hand to advise on applications and help you make the most of funding available to create valuable new woodland.  We can help applicants ensure they have all the information they need to plant the right trees in the right places, in order to meet your project’s goals.
 “We look forward to hearing from applicants who want to reap the economic, environmental and social benefits of sustainable woodland creation.”

The application submission window for Woodland Creation 2018 falls between 2 January and 16 February 2018.