Woodland Grant Scheme - England

The Woodland Creation Grant is now open for applications in England. The scheme is based on one-off payments for a series of capital grants for tree planting and associated tree protection items. If successful, the applicant will have 2 years to complete the capital works and a further 3 months to make their final payment claim for items.

Capital Items Available


  Code
  

  Capital
  Item
  

  Payment
  Rate
  

  TE4
  

  Tree Planting
  

  £1.28/tree
  

  TE5
  

  Individual Tree Shelter
  

  £1.60/unit
  

  FG1
  

  Fencing
  

  £4.00/m
  

  FG2
  

  Sheep Netting
  

  £4.90/m
  

  FG4
  

  Rabbit Fencing Supplement
  

  £2.50/m
  

  FG5
  

  Fencing supplement – difficult site
  

  £1.24/m
  

  FG9
  

  Deer Fencing
  

  £7.20/m
  

  FG12
  

  Wooden field gate or wooden wings
  

  £390/gate
  

  FG14
  

  Badger gate
  

  £135/gate
  

  FG15
  

  Water gates
  

  £240/gate
  

  BN13
  

  Top Wiring – Stone Wall
  

  £3.60/m
  

  RP32
  

  Small Leaky Woody Dam (1-3m)
  

  £461.39/dam
  

The minimum area of land to be included in an application must be at least 1ha with planting rate of 400 trees per ha. The maximum payment an applicant can apply for is capped at £6,800 per ha.

To be eligible, the land must not already by under a Rural Development Programme. The land used for planting will need to be identified as non-agricultural with the RPA but will still be eligible for BPS payments.

If you would like guidance on putting a scheme together, please contact your nearest office for advice.

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