Small Woodland Grant Scheme
DAERA forestry grants
Almost all woodlands in Northern Ireland are planted with some form of grant assistance. The Forest Service encourages the creation of new woodlands and the management of existing woodlands by providing grant aid towards the cost of the work. Forests for our Future programme aims to plant 18 million trees or 9,000 hectares of new woodland over the next 10 years to help our environment and economy. Grant funding for creating new woodlands will be via the Small Woodland Grant Scheme or the Forest Expansion Scheme.
The Small Woodland Grant Scheme is specifically for new native woodland planting of 0.20 hectares and larger.
The scheme provides a fixed area based payment for woodland establishment, a fencing grant and where eligible annual premia for a 10-year period. The grant application is online and will open for new applications in mid December 2020 and close on 28th February 2021 in preparation for the 2021 planting season.