Woodland Economy Grant

 

The Woodland Economy Grant scheme application window will be open from the 16th – 30th April 2019.

This scheme 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 increasing the volume and/or value of wood sales from the National Forest through improved harvesting, processing, marketing or sales.

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

·        Investment in equipment for

                o   harvesting;

                o   processing; and

                o   haulage.

·        Feasibility studies (e.g. biomass boilers or new technologies)

·        Business planning and strategy

·        Product development

·        Collaborative working

·        Up-skilling of staff

·        Marketing of businesses (e.g. new website).

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 to this fund please contact

Dave Garner
The National Forest Company, Bath Yard, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6BA
01283 551211
dgarner@nationalforest.org