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 applications moved to domestic regulations from 15 July 2020. The woodland creation grant manual is now available.


You can apply for this grant all year round.

Woodland creation provides funding to supply, plant, weed and protect young trees. See the capital item supply and plant trees (TE4) for requirements, supporting capital items and payment rates.

Tree planting under TE4 and other associated capital items are one-off payments. The agreement ends once the final claim has been paid. Capital items must remain installed and in good condition for 5 years from the date of final payment. Use the manual to understand:

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

Use the Woodland Creation grant leaflet for an overview of the grant.

Apply using the capital grant application form.

If your agreement started before 8 July 2020 it was under EU regulations. You can read guidance for agreements under EU regulations at Information for agreement holders.

Published 8 August 2019
Last updated 16 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Leaflet added to page

  2. New manual added covering domestic regulations for agreements with a start date after 1 January 2021.

  3. Link to manual removed - applications under EU regulations closed on 8 July 2020. New guidance manual (under domestic regulations) will be available from 15 July 2020.

  4. First published.