Transform Your Land and Business with Forest Grant Schemes

The Forest Expansion Scheme is now open for applications and will remain open until 3pm on 31 August 2023.

Are you a landowner passionate about environmental conservation and seeking economic benefits?

The Forest Service have just announced the reopening of two forestry grant schemes dedicated to supporting landowners like you. By participating in these forestry grant schemes, you can contribute to the fight against climate change while enjoying numerous advantages for your land and business.

forestry grants

Why Plant New Woodlands?

Planting new woodlands plays a crucial role in mitigating the impacts of climate change. As trees grow, they absorb carbon, helping us meet our net zero targets. Furthermore, when timber is processed into wood products like those used in construction, it continues to store carbon. By establishing well-designed woodlands, you can also enhance the landscape, create new habitats, and contribute to our Forests for the Future project.

Forestry Grants

Forest Expansion Scheme

The Forest Expansion Scheme encourages landowners to plant sustainable new woodlands of three hectares and larger. Whether you’re interested in conifer species for timber production or native woodlands for enhanced environmental characteristics, this scheme is for you. Successful applicants can receive up to 100% of the establishment costs and annual premium payments for a 10-year period.

The benefits of participating in this forestry grant scheme extend beyond financial support. Landowners can expect a commercial return on their investment, while also contributing to biodiversity, conservation efforts, water quality improvement, and the reduction of agricultural runoff. Furthermore, the scheme promotes carbon sequestration, helping to mitigate climate change.

Annual Premia

Land TypeArable /
Lowland (LL)£425£115
Less Favoured Areas –
Disadvantaged Areas (DA)
Less Favoured Areas – Severely
Disadvantaged Areas (SDA)

Small Woodland Grant Scheme

Designed specifically for smaller scale new native woodlands of at least 0.2 hectares, the Small Woodland Grant Scheme provides valuable support to landowners. This forestry grant scheme funds the planting of trees, new stock fencing if required, and annual premium payments over a 10-year period.

The Small Woodland Grant Scheme offers various advantages for landowners interested in establishing new native woodland of 0.20 hectares or more. This scheme provides a fixed area-based payment for woodland establishment, a fencing grant, and, where eligible, annual premia for a 10-year period. Landowners retain ownership of the land and can still include it in the claim for the Single Farm Payment.

Annual Premia

This is an area based payment of £3,500/ha (10 annual payments
x £350/ha) for woodland creation on agricultural land. The grant
is eligible in Years 1-10. These are payments for income
foregone to cover loss of income compared to agricultural
production for a maximum period of ten years. The grant rate
may be subject to a periodic review.

Additional forestry grant schemes are also accessible. Feel free to use the form below to contact us today and discover other grants available and how we can assist you.

Get Started Today!

To maximize your chances of success, we encourage you to get in touch with us today. We can provide expert advice and assistance in developing suitable forestry proposals that align with your objectives.

Don’t miss the opportunity to plant this Winter!

Forest Expansion Grants
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5 acres, 10 acres etc. or 1-7.5 acres, 7.5 - 12.5 etc