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Northern Ireland: Forestry Grant Schemes

Edwin Poots has announced the re-opening of two forestry grant schemes for Northern Ireland:

  • The Small Woodland Grant Scheme: support for new native woodlands of 0.2 hectares and larger.
  • The Forest Expansion Scheme: support for native woodland, mixed woodland or commercial conifer woodland 'that can best meet land owners business needs whilst contributing to a living, working, active landscape.'

Applications to the Forest Expansion Scheme must be submitted to Forest Service by 31 August 2022. All applications to the Small Woodland Grant Scheme must be made using the online system before 31 August 2022. Funding of up to 100% establishment costs and annual premium payments for 10 years is to be available through the scheme. More detail can be found on DAERA's website.

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