SRDP 2014-20 Forestry Grant Scheme

SRDP 2014 - 2020 Forestry Grant Scheme
CSGN Contribution

New woodland creation and management of existing woodland will continue to be well-supported in the CSGN through the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014 – 2020 Forestry Grant Scheme (FGS) which will be delivered jointly by Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) and Rural Payments and Inspections Division (RPID).

The FGS includes a new CSGN Contribution to support new woodland planting in the CSGN. Eligible proposals will receive either £2,500/ha or £750/ha on top of selected woodland creation planting option payments. New planting must support the delivery of the relevant Forestry & Woodland Strategy and payment is capped at 40ha per proposal.

How to Apply

The scheme is now open to applications. Further information regarding the application system can be found in the FCS Briefing Note 1.

Guidance and Eligibility

The CSGN Contribution is a capital item payment available on top of selected Woodland Creation Planting Options. Guidance on the CSGN Contribution is available on the FCS Forestry Grant Scheme Woodland Creation Options Guidance page which includes a link to the FCS Technical Support pages.

FCS’s Technical Support page hosts all of the additional information you will need to assess your eligibility and apply for the CSGN Contribution:

  • Eligible Planting Options and Payment Rates
  • Guidance to help you decide which CSGN Contribution rate applies
  • Guidance to help you use the information on the FCS Web Browser
  • Guidance on which planting option will help to deliver which woodland expansion type
  • Worked example to help you write your Supporting Statement
  • CSGN Contribution Supporting Statement template

Funding for urban woodland management will continue to be available through Woods In and Around Towns (WIAT) under the new Woodland Improvement Grants – WIAT and Sustainable Management of Forests - WIAT options.

A full overview of the new SRDP 2014 - 2020 is available at on the new Rural Payments and Services web portal.

Need Help?

For further information or queries regarding the CSGN Contribution or if you would like to discuss a potential woodland creation project in more detail, please contact:

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CSGN Woodland Creation Programme Manager
Forestry Commission Scotland

Further information on the FCS Forestry Grant Scheme