The National Forest Company offers a range of unique funding schemes designed to encourage tree planting and the creation of wildlife habitats within the Forest's 200 square miles.
The Changing Landscapes Scheme (one hectare and above)
If you have a site of over 1 hectare (2.5 acres) in The National Forest where you would consider creating woodland with other nature conservation areas, CLS will interest you. Applications to the CLS are invited between January and April 2013
- Read more: Changing Landscapes Scheme
Freewoods Scheme (0.25 – 1 hectare)
If you have land that falls within the 200 square miles of The National Forest, and is less than one hectare (2.47 acres) in size, the Freewoods Scheme could help you design and create your own small woodland. Applications to Freewoods are accepted all year round.
- Read more: Freewoods Scheme
Programme Development Fund (smaller projects)
Owners and managers of key strategic sites, organisations, charities, local authorities, companies or individuals within the Forest area can apply for a range of funds for projects that directly benefit The National Forest. Funding is available for: site development; access and conservation (e.g orchards and hedgerows), heritage, communities, partnerships and management.
- Read more: Programme Development Fund
Parkland and Wood Pasture Scheme (0.25 – 5 hectares)
If you have land that you would like to plant less densely with trees then our new Parkland and Wood Pasture Scheme will interest you. Applications are accepted all year round.
- Read more: Parkland and Wood Pasture Scheme
Key to measurements:
- 1 hectare = 2.47 acres
- 1 acre = 0.4 hectares
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28 Feb 2014
Pupils from four Coalville Schools will be walking barefoot in The National Forest next week to gain inspiration for a music making project.
29 Jan 2014
A new magazine-style visitor guide for the National Forest & Beyond has been launched, packed full with ideas for family fun and tree-spirited adventures in and around The National Forest.
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12 Mar 2014
Visit this lovely 13thCentury manor house and enjoy the 17thCentury garden, exciting living history and hands-on events, and find out more about living in Medieval, Tudor and Stuart times. Assistance dogs only.
14 Mar 2014
Discover 500 years of technological innovation and its impact on our lives at this award-winning interactive museum. From the earliest mining tools, proto-type jet engine to the largest fashion display outside London – there is plenty to explore. Assistance dogs only.
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27 Jan 2014
Sophie and Carol visited Snibston and Donisthorpe over the weekend and shared some great community life in the Forest.
27 Nov 2013
From Measham to Leicester on the back road, you pass the mine's bund, a newly turfed embankment on a grand scale, like a whale which has swum up the Thames and got stranded. Week by week mounds of soil appear and change shape: we have, temporarily, a rusty brown Arizonian backdrop to the lovely Swepstone church.
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