Woodland creation grant: Countryside Stewardship

Capital grant for farmers and land managers to create woodland: find out about payment rates and the rules for the scheme.


Countryside Stewardship: woodland creation grant manual 2018

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The woodland creation grant closed for applications on 16 February 2018.

The grant is for a 2 year capital works programme to plant and protect young trees. If you’re eligible, a supporting maintenance grant of £200 per hectare for 10 years may also be available.

Use the manual on this page to understand:

  • eligibility requirements
  • how to apply
  • the payments you could receive
  • the rules and conditions for the scheme
Published 18 September 2017
Last updated 3 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Send applications for woodland creation grant to Natural England's Crewe office, not your local office.
  2. First published.