Small Grants Woodland Creation scheme
The Welsh Government Small Grants Woodland Creation scheme provides financial assistance for anyone creating a woodland of more than 0.1 hectares (0.25 acres) and less than two hectares (4.94 acres).
Your land must not contain any sensitive areas.
This scheme allows land managers to apply on their own.
What the scheme provides
You can get funding for:
- planting trees (between £2,100 and £4,500 per hectare, depending on tree species mix and density)
- fencing (£5.56 per metre)
- maintenance (£60 per hectare, per year for 12 years)
- lost income (£350 per hectare, per year)
Eligibility for the Small Grants Woodland Creation scheme
To be eligible:
- You need to be planting under two hectares of trees (4.94 acres)
- The minimum area you can plant is 0.1 hectares (0.25 acres)
- You must have full management control of the land for at least 12 years
- Your land must be in a low sensitivity area
You need to own the land, register as the legal landowner or have full management control of the land before you can plant any trees.
If your land is not in a low sensitivity area, or is over two hectares, you will need to apply for the Woodland Creation Planning Scheme.
How to apply for the Small Grants Woodland Creation scheme
Before applying for a grant, you will need to:
- check if your land is suitable for planting
- have an account with Rural Payments Wales
You can find more information about the Small Grants Woodland Creation scheme on the Welsh Government website.
Non-financial help and support for woodland creation
Whether you apply for funding or not, there is additional support, advice and guidance available for your woodland creation.