Woodland Management Plans

This is a two-year capital grant to complete a Forestry Commission approved woodland management plan (WMP). Working with FWAG advisors, a WMP can help you develop objectives and a work schedule for your woods, providing benefits to wildlife and your farm business. An approved WMP also allows you to access further grants for woodland improvement through a Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme, see above.

The WMP capital grant is £1000 for woodlands up to 100ha, with an additional £10/ha over the first 100ha. To be eligible you must have at least 3ha of woodland on your holding. The application window is open all year.


English Woodland Creation Offer

On 21st June 2021, the Woodland Creation Grant was replaced by the English Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO). This new grant has additional one-off supplements, an increase of the capital items to 100% of standard cost and the per hectare cap has been raised to £8,500 from £6,800. Full information on the grant can be found here: England Woodland Creation Offer - GOV.UK


Woodland Creation Planning Grant

The Woodland Creation Planning Grant (WCPG) contributes to the design and planning costs for larger Woodland Creation projects over 5ha. WCPG stage 1 and stage 2 is followed by a shortened version of an EWCO application, as all the environmental checks are done in WCPG process. Full information on the grant can be found here: Woodland Creation Planning Grant - GOV.UK