England Woodland Creation Offer
The Forestry Commission offers a range of grants for woodland creation. The grants cover tree planting, planning, maintenance, and tree health. They are available for farmers, landowners, public bodies, local authorities and environmental groups.
The England Woodland Creation Offer recognises the social and environmental benefits of woodlands. It offers financial incentives to help you plant the right tree, in the right place, for the right reason.
From creating large mixed woodlands, to a strip of trees along a riverbank, you just need a hectare of land. And that can be made up of smaller plots – from 10m wide and 0.1 hectares for some projects.
The grant covers standard capital costs up to £8,500 per hectare for tree planting. This includes buying saplings and installing fences or other protection. It could also cover costs associated with natural colonisation. That’s where you encourage trees to establish from naturally dispersed seeds.
Get extra money for woodland creation that benefits people. You could get paid to increase public access to your land or to plant trees close to communities.
And there’s more money for woodland creation that benefits wildlife and improves nature recovery. You can also get funding to grow trees that help reduce flood risk or improve water quality.
Each of the extra payments could be worth from £400 to £2,800 per hectare.
We’ll also contribute £300 per hectare towards maintenance costs for up to 10 years. And you could generate extra, long-term income through carbon credits. That’s a way to sell the carbon that gets locked up by your trees.