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.
- 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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03 Jun 2013
Advance tickets are now on sale for the National Forest Wood Fair. With 20% discount on the gate prices, book in advance and get a fantastic family day out for just £20.
29 Apr 2013
The National Forest Company (NFC) has recently welcomed Richard Drakeley to its team.
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19 Jun 2013
See how people lived in Medieval, Tudor and Stuart times in this 13th Century house. Enjoy the 17th Century garden, tearoom and woodland walks. Events for all ages include re-enactment, hands-on activities and exhibitions on Leicestershire's history.
19 Jun 2013
In a restored pottery works, exhibits reveal South Derbyshire's internationally important pottery and the story of The National Forest. Events and family friendly activities.
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22 Mar 2013
It's often implied, in our multi-riven country, that to live in a town or a city is 'modern' and to live elsewhere, isn't. Quite what's meant by this isn't always clear to me, but away from the urban, life is apparently traditional, a refuge from the hustle and bustle; it's not where innovation is expected to happen, that's for sure.
26 Feb 2013
Just under two years ago my knowledge of The National Forest was a bit like my knowledge of today's technology ... I was aware of it but, whisper it, I wasn't that interested! Then, two things happened in a short space of time - we moved house and I was made redundant.
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