The Forestry Grant Scheme, which covers all forestry options under the SRDP 2014-2020 has now been approved by Europe. The Forestry Grant Scheme (FGS) will support the creation of new woodlands - contributing towards the Scottish Government target of 10,000 hectares of new woodlands per year
the sustainable management of existing woodlands. During the Scottish Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, £252 million will be available through this scheme.
You can apply for support under eight categories:
two for the creation of woodland
six for management of existing woodland
Within some of these categories, there is a range of funding options which relate to specific types of project or work.
Please note that the Harvesting and Processing option and Agroforestry options will open for claims in 2016.
For full details and application guidance see the Scottish Government website, click here to access.
Grants aimed at local projects with a wide community benefit that show an element of originality or experimentation, and complement other activities within the local development strategy. LEADER is part of the Scotland Rural Development Programme.
Foundation Scotland is an excellent resource for sources of funding that are available to support commuity based projects. There are various schemes available.
Funding may be available for those wishing to
start up their own wood fuel supply business through Scottish
Enterprise, call your local office to find out more.