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12th September 2018
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
|| Tree Planting
|| Individual Tree Shelter
|| Sheep Netting
|| Rabbit Fencing Supplement
|| Fencing supplement – difficult site
|| Deer Fencing
|| Wooden field gate or wooden wings
|| Badger gate
|| Water gates
|| Top Wiring – Stone Wall
|| Small Leaky Woody Dam (1-3m)
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.