Grant Opportunities

Supporting projects. 

The National Forest Company can offer funding support in many projects that help to create and sustain our Forest. You can view all our grant opportunities here. 

Changing Landscapes Scheme

Our scheme offers a generous level of funding to any landowner for the creation of new woodlands and associated habitats. It is unique to the National Forest and pays 100% of costs for woodland and habitat creation and its management for 10 years.

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National Forest Management Grant

Advice and funding is available for a wide range of woodland management related activity. This includes management planning, site works primarily focusing on young woodland, managing pests and diseases, woodland management training, and more.

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If you have land that falls within the 200 square miles of the National Forest, the Freewoods Scheme could help you create your own small woodland, less than one hectare in size.

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Forest Society Grants

The Forest Society Grant scheme will fund new ways to support the health and wellbeing of residents and communities within the National Forest, using local woodlands to harness the wellbeing benefits of spending time outdoors.

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Are you looking to create a wood pasture or parkland? The National Forest Company may be able to help. Find out more information on our parkland scheme here.

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Small Grants Fund

The National Forest Company offers small grants to a range of landowners, community groups and other organisations. The grants are designed to provide funds to support projects that contribute to the aims and objectives of the National Forest.

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National Forest Arts Grants

This new scheme is to support the arts sector in the National Forest during the continued challenges that Covid-19 presents, to adapt ways of working and test new methods so that alternative forms of engagement and creative activity can be undertaken...

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Tourism Small Grants

This new grant fund is designed to support new start-up and existing tourism businesses to bring forward new investment in ‘on brand’ product development opportunities outlined in the National Forest Tourism Growth Plan.

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Woodland Economy Grant

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 inc...

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