New Woodland Trust grants

14 August 2019

Shropshire Trees

A pilot Woodland Trust scheme is offering expert advice and grants of up to £4,000 to landowners who want to create small, new native woods.

TRUSTwoods is open to people looking to create between one and three hectares of woodland in a trial area of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire.

To qualify for a grant, new woodland should meet at least one of these criteria:

·         Extend existing ancient woodland;

·         Extend other woodland;

·         Increase ecological connectivity, such as linking hedgerows;

·         Engage the public; for example, with a new tree planting event;

·         Increase public access to woodland; and

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Enhance the ecological, cultural and visual value of the landscape

Applications will be assessed on a first-come, first served basis. Planting should take place in the winter of 2019-20. For further information visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk, email england@woodlandtrust.org.uk or call 0330 333 3300