The Small Woodland Grant Scheme is specifically for new native woodland planting of 0.20 hectares and larger. The scheme provides a fixed area based payment for woodland establishment, a fencing grant and where eligible annual premia for a 10-year period.
The application portal can now be accessed and is open until end Feb 2021 for this season’s applications.
We believe it is a very good offer and one of the best grants for small woodland creation available in years.
Some highlights of what’s on offer:
* £2925/ha establishment grant
* £350/ha annual payments (for 10 years)
* £6/m for stock fencing
* Retain Single Farm Payment.
Follow this link to the DAERA web page and to apply with your Farm Business Number. Guidance on this process is also available through the link. It is anticipated that a forestry agent will be commissioned to carry out your project and we will be happy to assist with this process also.
The management teams of the Ring of Gullion, the Mournes and Strangford and Lecale AONBs (Areas of Outstanding Nature Beauty) have teamed up with the Woodland Trust to invite interested members of the farming community to sign up for a farm plan project.
To find out more about the Farm Plans and Small Woodland Grant contact Michael Topping, Outreach Adviser for the Woodland Trust.
Mobile: 07990 567 014
Email: [email protected]