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.


Woodland creation grant manual

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You can apply for this grant all year round.

The grant is for a 2 year capital works programme to plant and protect young trees.

A woodland creation maintenance grant WD1 of £200 per hectare for 10 years is available through Higher Tier. You have to meet the objectives of the capital works agreement and have had your final claim approved first.

Use the manual on this page to understand:

  • the eligibility requirements
  • how to apply
  • the payments you could receive
  • the rules and conditions for the scheme

If you applied for the grant between 2 January and 16 February 2018 refer to the previous manual.

Published 10 September 2018