Woodland management plan grant: Countryside Stewardship

Capital grant for farmers and land managers to produce a woodland management plan: find out about eligibility, the rules for the scheme and how to apply.

Applies to England


You can apply for this grant all year round.

The grant is for financial support to produce a woodland management plan that meets UK Forestry Standard requirements, using capital item PA3.

Your plan must cover a minimum of 10 years.


Use the Woodland management plan grant manual to understand:

  • the aims and benefits of the grant
  • who can apply
  • how to apply
  • requirements and conditions

How to apply

You can apply online using the Rural Payments service.

Use this guide to find out How to apply online for the Woodland Management Plan Grant.

If you cannot get online, you can apply using a Woodland Management Plan grant application form.

Use this How to apply for a Woodland Management Plan Grant guide to help you complete the form.

Woodland management plan agreements

If you have a Woodland management plan agreement that started before 9 February 2021, read information for agreement holders.

Contact us

Rural Payments Agency

(Countryside Stewardship)
PO Box 324
S95 1DF


Tel: 03000 200 301

Opening times: 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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Published 2 August 2019
Last updated 25 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. How to apply online for the Woodland Management Plan Grant guide added to page.

  2. Updated to include a link to the 'How to apply' guide.

  3. Link to new manual covering agreements starting from 9 Feb 2021.

  4. You can now apply for a Woodland management plan grant under domestic regulations.

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

  6. Publication of WMP leaflet.

  7. Publication of How to apply guidance, v2.0; and removal of WMP leaflet.

  8. Added the Countryside Stewardship Woodland Management Plan leaflet

  9. Publication of updated Woodland Management Plan manual and How to apply online guide.

  10. First published.