Find out about eligibility, requirements and payment rates for Countryside Stewardship woodland capital grants 2015.
To get a grant, applicants have to agree to carry out work on their woodland to support the environment. Applicants can select from a range of capital items, which offer different amounts of funding.
Capital items are one-off payments towards the cost of certain items or activities, such as planting a tree or installing sheep netting.
A maintenance payment option is also available to support newly created woodland. It has 10 annual payments.
The individual option guides set out:
- payment rates
- what must be done
Read the main guide for information on how to apply.
Applicants should choose from the full list of options and capital items for Countryside Stewardship woodland capital grants 2015. The full specification for each item is set out in the individual option guides.
|FG1||Capital||Fencing||£4/m||Method of stock control, to help habitat management or protect environmental features|
|FG2||Capital||Sheep netting||£4.90/m||Exclude sheep to protect environmental features|
|FG4||Capital||Rabbit fencing supplement||£2.50/m||Supplement to fencing (FG1) or sheep netting (FG2) to exclude rabbits to help protect environmental features|
|FG5||Capital||Fencing supplement - difficult site||£1.24/m||Supplement to fencing (FG1) to cover the extra costs of fencing on a difficult site|
|FG9||Capital||Deer fencing||£7.20/metres (m)||To protect newly created woodland from deer browsing|
|FG12||Capital||Wooden field gate or wooden wings||£390/gate||Facilitate stock management and keep livestock out of watercourses. Can only be used with a management option|
|FG14||Capital||Badger gate||£135/gate||Provide badgers unrestricted access either side of a newly erected fence, which crosses known badger routes|
|FG15||Capital||Water gates||£240/gate||Use across streams in conjunction with other stock control options|
|PA3||Capital||Woodland management plan||First 100ha at £20/ha, additional area at £10/ha - minimum payment £1,000||Support the creation of a detailed woodland management plan in accordance with the UK Forestry Standard|
|SB1||Capital||Scrub control & felling diseased trees||£260/ha to £1,680/ha - dependent on stem size, and percentage of ground cover||To remove all diseased trees within the target area|
|SB6||Capital||Rhododendron control||£2,800/ha, £3,200/ha, £4,400/ha||To destroy all rhododendron within the target area. The payment rate depends on the slope of the site or height of the rhododendron.|
|TE4||Capital||Tree planting||£1.28/tree||To supply, plant and weed young trees and protect with a 0.6m spiral guard|
|TE5||Capital||Individual tree shelter||£1.60/unit||To protect young trees with either a 1.2m or 1.8m tree shelter|
|WD1||10 annual payments||Woodland creation maintenance payment||£200/ha per year||Support the creation of new woodland where this will provide environmental or social benefits|