Forestry Commission England has launched the Woodland Carbon Fund. Landowners can receive funding of up to £6,800 per hectare to create new woodland, or up to £8,500 per hectare if they provide permissive access across the woodland (dependent on its location). The Woodland Carbon Fund aims to boost the rate of woodland creation and to visibly demonstrate how, by taking a natural capital approach, woodland creation can help to meet government’s future carbon targets alongside delivering other benefits. The funding is available to landowners that have 30 ha of land or more to be planted and are looking to create predominantly productive woodland. The land can be in multiple ownership including where the applicant has the landowner’s written permission but does not own the land. The Forestry Commission will support up to 80% of the cost of creating the Woodland.
There are no application deadlines.