EWGS is now closed to any new applications - documents listed on this webpage are for reference only
Woodland Assessment Grant (WAG) contributes to cost of work to collect information that will help woodland manager decision making. Management information may relate to the potential impact on landscape, archaeology, ecology or local community. We will also support the production of deer management plans or tree measurement work related to continuous cover forestry.
The information may also be needed to justify whether an operation can commence and/or receive other grants.
Eligibility and how to apply
Before this grant can be offered, woodland owners will need to ensure that they have an approved application for Woodland Planning Grant (WPG) or have submitted an application for a felling licence or other grant.
Application forms and guidance
EWGS3 WAG Guide (86kb)
WAG applicant guidance
EWGS3 WAG Application Form (57kb)
WAG application form
EWGS1 General Guide (155kb)
General guidance for EWGS
EWGS1 General Details Form (72kb)
General details application form
Additional sources of funding
In addition to EWGS, there are other funding sources:
- Environmental Stewardship (managed by Natural England) provides grants for environmental management, including woodland. For further guidance, please see
Funding for Farm Woodlands in England (183kb).
- Funding for social and economic investment in woodland will be available from Regional Development Agencies in due course, under Axis 1 & 3 of the Rural Development Plan for England (RDPE).
There are a variety of other funding sources available for woodland creation and management. The Royal Forestry Society has produced a guide called Grants for Trees that lists over 50 funding sources.
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