Forestry Grant Scheme

The Forestry Grant Scheme offers financial support for the creation of new woodland and the sustainable management of existing woodland.

Within the scheme's eight categories, there are a range of support options covering planting, woodland protection, harvesting and more.

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You can find out more about the scheme and apply for a grant through the Scottish Government's Rural Payments and Services website, where you'll also find full guidance on how to make an application.

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Forestry Grant Scheme updates

Below, you will find formal updates released during the grant scheme lifecycle.

Latest updates

Information on threshold scores for Forestry Grant Scheme application coming forward to clearing rounds from July 2017.

Information on changes to the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations as a result of the EU EIA Directive 2014/52/EU. The Forestry (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 come into force on 16th May 2017. This note highlights the main changes to the existing procedures.

Previous updates

Rural Payments and Services IT system

Current list of known issues on the Rural Payments and Services IT system for the Forestry Grant Scheme. Updated 16 August 2017

Known issues in the Rural Payments and Services computer system which have been resolved. Updated 16 August 2017

Please read these hints and tips (PDF 79K) to help with your application.