Well managed forestry and woodland deliver multiple objectives for the economy, society and environment.
Forestry has a multi-faceted role to play from providing high quality timber to the construction industry to biomass for the renewable energy sector, to its role in climate change mitigation, flood alleviation, biodiversity improvement, tourism and recreation, emotional health and its cultural significance – rarely does once sector deliver on so many fronts.
Available Grant Schemes
- The Tree Planting Grant Scheme in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park offers financial assistance for up to £1,500 “to plant individual trees or small areas of woodland that might not usually be eligible for other funding”. Closing dates for applications are the 30 September and 30 November 2020.
- Scottish Forestry has multiple grant schemes for woodland creation. The Forestry Grant Scheme offers financial support for the creation of new woodland and the sustainable management of existing woodland. Summaries of the grant options available can be found in two guidance booklets - grant options for existing woodland owners and grant options for woodland creation. If you are interested in specific options or have any questions, contact your relevant Woodland Officer
- You might also be interested in the funding available for land managers to enlist a specialist adviser to help with woodland creation: up to £1000 in woodland creation, management & conservation support available, without a prior ILMP. The Scottish Government has lifted requirements to complete an Integrated Land Management Plan (ILMP) prior to accessing funding support for woodland creation. Scottish farmers and crofters can apply for up to £1,000 funding through the Farm Advisory Service (FAS), to enlist the help of a specialist adviser to help with woodland creation. To apply or for more information, call 0300 323 0161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Woodland Trust hasthe trees, grants and funding schemes to help funding alternatives for farms and crofts, from 30 to 300,000 trees and support from their experts.