For information on the types of grant that may be available to plant or manage woodlands visit the English Woodland Grant Scheme pages.
Woodland Creation Grant
This year we have introduced extra funding to encourage woodland creation along the Northumberland and Durham Pennine Fringe and extended the range of funding on Ancient Woodland Sites.
An extra £1,000 is available for new broadleaved and conifer planting in recognition that woodlands contribute in so many ways to our quality of life and combat climate change.
We have maintained our funding of new Native Woodland in the National Parks and the Quality of Place areas with access with up to up to £3,800 per ha available towards initial planting and maintenance costs. To check priority areas you can access the Land Information Search by entering your grid reference and ticking the Quality of Place Priority Areas box on the right hand menu. Further informaiton on the Woodland Creation Grant and application forms can be found on our England Grant pages. Regional guidance and more forms can be found below.
North East Woodland Creation Grant Guidance Notes
Woodland Improvement Grant
Four Regionally focussed Woodland Improvement Grants are available in the North East. These are designed to reverse woodland bird decline, encourage communities to become involved with woodlands, assist with the management of Ancient Woodlands and conserve Red Squirrel populations.
The Woodland Improvement Grant to safeguard Ancient Woodlands has been extended to include Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites and and 80% contribution towards the cost of eligible work is now available.
Funding for Red Squirrel conservation work is available within 7 Reserves and buffer zones throughout Northern England.
North East Woodland Improvement Grant Guidance Notes
Guidance on Ancient Woodland Management [pdf 53kb]
Guidance on Reversing Woodland Bird Decline [pdf 116kb]
Guidance on Community Access 70 [pdf 54kb]
Red Squirrel Conservation Work
- Operations Note 010a: Management guidelines for Red squirrel reserves in northern England
- Operations Note 010b: Management guidelines for Red squirrel reserve buffer zones in Red squirrel reserves and buffer maps