A range of new training opportunities have been listed in the Events section of the Northwoods Website Northwoods, in partnership with ADAS and Lantra, have secured additional Rural Development Programme for England funding to run subsidised and free training for timber and forest based businesses and woodland owners in the region. Eligibility criteria apply  

Naturally Active project website provides practical guidance on how to manage people in woodlands and aims to inform and guide those who either currently host or are thinking about welcoming people as visitors to their sites or who are seeking new ways to make money from their land and woods. It originated in the East of England […]

Certification Help for Small Woods – Forest Stewardship Council launches Smallholder Fund The Forest Stewardship Council® has launched a fund to support FSC® certification among small private, family, and community forest owners, or “smallholders.” In the first year, €420,000 will be distributed from the fund. “Smallholders are a cornerstone of the FSC system,” said Kim […]

Community groups are invited to apply to the Big Tree Plant’s final funding round by 30th August 2013. For more info on how to apply, visit: The Big Tree Plant is a national tree planting campaign being delivered by civil society partners and conservation organisations with Defra and the Forestry Commission. The aim of the Big […]

FC England has announced changes and extensions to these two grants.  In order to claim Farm Woodland Payments (FWP) the woodland would have to be planted and the claim submitted by 31st December 2013.  However, FCE has now confirmed that the deadline for planting Woodland Creation Grant (WCG) schemes and claim FWP  has been extended to 30th […]

The new Plant Health Woodland Improvement Grant (PHWIG) can help fund and support the removal and disposal of ash and its replacement with alternative species, in line with the commitment in the Chalara Management Plan. The PHWIG will be available for sites that are, or have been, within an EWGS agreement.  The funding will be […]