Woodland creation grant manual 2017: Countryside Stewardship

Use this document to understand the requirements for a 2017 woodland creation grant agreement.


Countryside Stewardship: woodland creation grant manual 2017

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The woodland creation grant is a standalone capital grant under Countryside Stewardship. Farmers and other land managers could apply for a 2 year works programme to plant and protect young trees. Subject to eligibility, a supporting maintenance grant of £200 per hectare for 10 years may also be available.

The woodland creation grant closed for applications on 1 March 2017.

This manual provides information about the woodland creation grant and agreement conditions.

See the main Countryside Stewardship page for more information about the scheme.

Published 7 December 2016
Last updated 6 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Section 3.1.2 'Funding for Woodland Maintenance (through Higher Tier agreements submission window)' amended.
  2. Updated manual with revised terms and conditions.
  3. First published.