12 UK Tree Planting Grants

1) Woodland Creation Grant

Grants of up to £6,800 per hectare are available for the planting of new woodland that helps to meet
environmental objectives.

2) Woodland Creation Planning Grant

A Woodland Creation Planning Grant contributes towards the pre-planting stage of woodland

3) Woodland Carbon Fund

Up to £6,800 per hectare to create new woodland or up to £8,500 per hectare if you provide
permissive access across the woodland (location dependent).


4) HS2 Woodland Fund

The HS2 Woodland Fund provides grant payments for restoring plantations on ancient woodland
sites and/or creating new native woodland. Maintenance payments are also available.

5) Woodland Trust Free Trees

The Woodland Trust gives away hundreds of thousands of free trees every year to school and
community projects.

6) Woodland Trust MOREwoods

Their MOREwoods project will contribute up to 75% of planting costs for private landowners
willing to plant over 1.25 acres.

7) Tree Council Tree Futures Grant Scheme

The Tree Council’s scheme is intended for schools and community groups. They fund projects
costing between £300 and £1000, and successful applicants will receive up to 80% of their planting

8) International Tree Foundation (ITF)

Grants for local UK tree planting projects. Up to £1000 available for one-year projects.

9) Borders Forest Trust Grant.

"open to any organisation or individual that can suggest a planting project less than 0.25ha that will enhance the landscape and biodiversity of the Borders".


Up to £1000 per year to cover materials and labour costs.

10) Scottish Government - Woodland Creation Grant.

Grant support with nine woodland creation options. A range of capital grants available for operations such as fencing and tree protection.

11) Northern Ireland Grant Schemes (DAERA).

"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"

12) TRUSTwoods (Woodland Trust)

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.



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June 2019 

sally explains her passion for trees and how she went from collecting seedlings to her current ambitious undertaking.... to plant 10,000 trees on the land she's bought.

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