'Last year we helped clients claim over £750,000 worth of grants to facilitate the creation and maintenance of their woodland'

HELPING WITH YOUR WOODLAND GRANT APPLICATION

There are an incredible array of grants for woodland management available from the Government to help you create and maintain your woodland. Unfortunately gaining access to these funds can be deeply time-consuming and unsurprisingly requires a significant amount of detailed and accurate information.

Here at Wessex, our woodland grant application specialist can not only help identify which grant would be most suitable for you, but can also gather all the relevant information, complete and submit the application and maps on your behalf.

We coordinate with the Forestry Commission and Natural England every stage of the process, through to its acceptance and subsequent grant claim.

All money received via the grant is paid directly to you.

CREATING A WOODLAND MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Woodland Planning Grant

Funding to prepare a 10 year Woodland Management Plan which can lead the way into further grant funding such as the Woodland Improvement Grant. Minimum total woodland size is 3ha, with a flat rate of £1000. Total woodland sizes over 50ha attract a further £20/ha

CREATING NEW WOODLAND

The Woodland Creation Grant

Funding to create new woodland through the supply of trees and protection materials. Minimum total area size of 3ha, unless being planted for water quality improvement then 1ha minimum. Available grant fund capped at £6800/ha. Tree=£1.28, Shelter £1.60 and deer fencing £7.20/m.

CARBON CREDIT FOR NEW WOODLAND

The Woodland Creation Carbon Grant

The Woodland Creation Carbon Grant provides you with the option to sell captured CO2 through new woodland planting.

Offers vary depending on species, area and planned work. Each case would need to be calculated on an individual basis in order to give estimated returns.

RESTOCKING OF DISEASED WOODLAND

The Tree Health Grant

Funding towards the cost of replanting woodlands once diseased trees have been removed (Ash). Grant funds a tree in a shelter at £2.88 each

THE HS2 FUND

HS2 Fund

Any land within 25miles of the HS2 line from London to Birmingham is eligible for grant funding for either woodland creation or PAWS (Planting on Ancient Woodland Site) restoration. Payments are capped at £8500/ha for woodland creation and £4000 for PAWS restoration

IMPROVING THE BIODIVERSITY OF YOUR WOODLAND

The Woodland Improvement and Capital Items Grant.

Funding towards improving the biodiversity of your woodland. Grant paid at £100/ha for 5 years. Prescriptions include Coppicing, Thinning, Ride management, Deer and squirrel control. Additionally capital items can be funded under this grant such as deer high seats, fences and field gates