Forestry Grant Scheme

What is the Forestry Grant Scheme?

The Forestry Grant Scheme (FGS) offers financial support for the creation of new woodland and the sustainable management of existing woodland. Within the scheme, there are a range of support options covering planting, woodland protection, harvesting and more. The Forestry Grant Scheme is administrated by Scottish Forestry and includes a variety of financial support for existing and new woodland owners.

Forestry Grant Scheme

The different financial grant schemes available include:

  • Woodland Creation Grant
    • Woodland creation focused on Diverse Conifer, Conifer, Broadleaf, Native Scots Pine, Native Upland Birch, Native Broadleaf and Native Low-Density Broadleaf planting
    • Small or Farm Woodlands designed for small-scale mixed-broadleaf and conifer woodlands on farms.
    • Sheep and Trees designed for small and upland farms to integrate woodland creation with a new forest road grant.
  • Woodland Improvement Grant
    • To enable enhancement of existing woodlands for people and nature. This includes financial support to encourage:
      • Natural regeneration
      • Restructuring to increase species and structural diversity and enable management under alternatives to clear-fell (Continuous Cover Forestry)
      • Management of urban woodlands and improvement of public access
      • Creation of long-term forest and/or management plans
  • Agroforestry Grant
    • To support the integration of trees into productive agricultural land.
  • Forest Infrastructure Grant
    • To support the creation of new forest access infrastructure to enable long-term woodland management.
  • Woodlands In and Around Towns (WIAT) Grant
    • To support the management of urban woodlands (located within 1km of 2000+ population)

This grant is administered by Tweed Forum and is for a maximum of £1000 per farm per year. It is primarily for individual trees in the landscape to help replace ash trees and elm trees and restore and rebuild avenues and roadside. The grant is for capital items only and does not cover wages.