Woodland Creation Grant 2016

February 16, 2016

The Woodland Creation Grant available under Countryside Stewardship opens today, 16th February.  Forestry Commission Woodland Officers can conduct site visits from today so early submissions are encouraged.   The window is limited so applicants must work quickly to get their applications in. The maximum available grant per hectare for a woodland creation application is £6,800.  There […]

Our Forests, Our People

January 29, 2016

On 29th January 2016 Confor released a new short film providing an overview of the forestry and timber sector. This is part of a range of materials they have produced to explain the sector and its work to a wider audience. Our Forests, Our People offers an insight to the sector through the voices of the people […]

The North Pennine Dales (NPD) LEADER programme is now open for applications. NPD LEADER programme has been awarded £2.133 million to fund projects from now to 2020. The programme aims to support strong and sustainable rural economic growth throughout the NPD area in ways which reflect the area’s local priorities, engage local people and businesses, […]

Woodland Archaeology Course

December 10, 2015

As part of the Ancient Replanted Woodlands Project Yorwoods, in association with the Woodland Trust, is organising a one-day Woodland Archaeology Course on 2nd February. The course, led by Professor Ian Rotherham of Sheffield Hallam University, starts at Grenoside and includes an illustrated talk, maps, books and other documentation.  In the afternoon there is a guided […]

The series of woodland options under the Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier are now available, and applications have to be in by 31st July.  There are a range of options, including multi-year maintenance payments for woodland creation, woodland improvement, scrub clearance and bracken control. The scheme will be jointly run by Natural England, Forestry Commission England and the Rural […]

Green Grants open

June 25, 2015

First TransPennine Express and the Forestry Commission have launched their latest round of Green Grants.  These are available for physical environmental improvements that benefit the community e.g. tree planting, habitat restoration, wildlife protection/enhancement. Projects should preferably be close to FTPE stations and/or line of a route; Grants are available up to a maximum value of £2,500, […]