Tag Archives: Woodland Improvement Grant

Changes to Woodland Grants

The Woodland Grant Scheme continues to change as we head towards changes under the new CAP reforms.  The main changes recently announced by the Forestry Commission are: •    Biodiversity Woodland Improvement Grant (WIG) is now closed •    Woodfuel WIGs will close in September.  In practice you need to be in queue by now if you

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Woodland Grants and CAP Reform

The government have announced some administrative changes in the last month, with some staff administering Environmental Stewardship and Woodland Grant Schemes moving to the Rural Payments Agency from Natural England and from the Forestry Commission.  The role of the Forestry Commission’s woodland officers remains the same for now. The future of the English Woodland Grant

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Forestry Commission Changes

The Government spending review, published in June, included a 9.6% cut to Defra, which is on top of previously announced cuts.  That is certain to mean further cuts for the countryside agencies, including the Forestry Commission and Natural England.  That’s likely to mean less staff, again, but no news yet on how it will affect

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Woodland Grants: Woodfuel Woodland Improvement Grant

We attended a seminar on this grant last month, as we are considering possible applications for one of our own woods, and a private client.  The scheme is intended to help bring unmanaged wood back into production, and grants are available for professional advice and major capital works that will help improve access and profitability. 

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