Woodland Economy Grant

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The Woodland Economy Grant supports the development of the woodland economy in the National Forest through targeted investment. Funding is allocated through a competitive tender process that supports projects which achieve the National Forest Companies goals of ensuring future legislative compliance, increasing the volume and/or value of wood sales.

Funding is available for a wide range of woodland economy opportunities. Examples include:

  • Marketing of businesses (e.g. new website, promotional material).
  • Investment in equipment for
    • harvesting;
    • processing;
    • sales; and
    • haulage
  • Feasibility studies (e.g. biomass boilers or new technologies)
  • Business planning and strategy
  • Product development
  • Collaborative working
  • Up-skilling of staff

A summary of the timeline and stages of the WEG 2021 is provided in the diagram below:

Image of woodland economy grant flow chart

Businesses and organisations that operate within the National Forest area can apply. A clear business plan is required with applications to provide reasoning for the investment.

For more information and details of how to apply for this scheme please complete the form below or contact: 
01283 551211

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If you would like to register your interest and discuss this grant with us, please get in touch for more information. If you aren't sure that your project is in the National Forest before getting in touch, you can view this map

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