Creating or Improving Woodland and Protecting Tree Health

The England Woodland Creation Offer has been created to support woodland creation and tree planting for landowners and tenants on an area as small as one hectare

PurposeThis funding is made up of a range of support offers from The Forestry Commission which can help to increase land value and generate income for the landowner, as well as provide positive environmental outcomes such as greater habitat creation and natural flood management
CriteriaThe land must be:
– in England
– under the full management of the applicant
– not already classified as woodland

For full eligibility criteria click here
Funding LevelsYou could receive up to £10,200 per hectare, plus up to a further £8,000 in Additional Contributions for public benefits, to support your woodland creation scheme
Notable InformationIt is recommended that you consider applying for a Woodland Creation Planning Grant prior to the EWCO scheme if your proposal will be five hectares or more in size
How to ApplyContact your local Woodland Creation Officer as early as possible, and they will provide guidance as you begin to make your application

Case Studies

To read how landowners and tenants across England have successfully applied for EWCO funding, and what they have done to develop their own particular project click here

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