Woodland Creation Grant and related events in SW England

19 October 2017

Next application window: 2 January to 16 February 2018

Please find link to the latest national e-alert with information about the current round of Woodland Creation grants under Countryside Stewardship. Guidance is available now for applications in the new year.

Remember that Woodland Carbon Fund is open all year round for large scale (over 10ha) productive woodland planting. 


Woodland Creation Seminar: 17 November 2017, Taunton

Find out more about planting new woodlands by coming along to our event at Taunton on 17 November 2017 (agenda attached). Forestry experts will cover the benefits and challenges of planting, along with an overview of all the different grants available, finishing after lunch with a long term look towards the future environmental and economic climate that your new woodland might face. There is a workshop session to get into the detail of the specific grant schemes and subjects that interest you. Booking is essential by 10 November 2017.

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Woodland Creation Site Visits: November - December

To support this event, and to prepare for the next grant application window, we are also arranging a programme of site visits to young woodlands across the South West with our Woodland Officers. These will be smaller events for around 10-20 people on each, depending on the capacity of the site. We are finalising details for these and you are welcome to register your interest in advance on the links below and tell us a bit about the woodland planting you are hoping to do. We will be in touch again, as soon as we have all the arrangements for the site visits in place. 

General Location of visit

North East Somerset

North Devon

East Cornwall

South Somerset

South Devon

West Dorset

Countryside Productivity Large Grants: 1 & 2 November 2017, Cullompton & Westbury

We still have places on two events we are running in partnership with the Rural Payments Agency to give forestry businesses and woodland owners the chance to find out about the Countryside Productivity Scheme which offers large grants of £35,000 to £1million for capital investments in forestry.  There will be a presentation and bookable one to one sessions with RPA and FC staff to discuss what you might like to apply for. Please email me or Tracy for a copy of the agenda or book directly using the link below.  Booking is essential. 

Wednesday 1 November 10am – 2.30pm: Cullompton     Book Here

Thursday 2 November 10am – 2.30pm: Westbury           Book Here


Management Plan and UK Forest Standard event: 30 November 2017, Exeter

Find out about key changes in Felling Licence applications and develop your knowledge of operational plans at a one day workshop run jointly between the Forestry Commission and the ICF. We will be looking in detail at changes to the UK Forest Standard, learning from other forestry professionals about their approach to Operational Plans and getting an update on “Felling Licence Online”. This is an unmissable event for anyone involved in producing woodland management plans or applying for felling licences. Booking is essential: For more details and to book, please visit the ICF website.