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For information on the types of grant that may be available to plant or manage woodlands visit the English Woodland Grant Scheme pages.New native woodland planting scheme at Low Thornhill, Billsdale, North York Moors National Park. Yorkshire and The Humber Conservancy

Regional Grants

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

WILLOW WARBLER.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.

These grants will be available for an initial three year period.  Guidance notes are available below and Woodland Improvement Grant Application Forms can be found on our England Grant pages.

North East Woodland Improvement Grant Guidance Notes

Red Squirrel Conservation Work

Other Information

Last updated: 31st January 2018