Forestry Grant Scheme
The Forestry Grant Scheme supports new woodland creation and sustainable management of existing woodlands. This is through eight category grants from the Scottish Rural Development Plan. We deliver it with the Rural Payments and Inspections Division.
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Forestry Grant Scheme updates
Formal updates released during the grant scheme lifecycle.
March 2015 – Forestry Grant Scheme launched
The Forestry Grant Scheme opened on 30 March 2015. This note explains how we'll deal with your application and gives important information about what you need to do when you apply. There are also updates on issues with the online application system.
August 2015 – update on Forestry Grant Scheme options
Funding is available for Harvesting and Processing and Forest Infrastructure options. The Forestry Co-operation option will open earlier than expected for applications in 2015, and funding in 2016. The WIG Planning – Deer Management Plan option opens on 1 October 2015. You can also read details of some changes to other option guidance.
November 2015 – prior notification of forestry tracks/private ways
Guidance on aligning information for the benefit of all stakeholders involved in forestry private ways. Includes details of the Prior Notification (PN) of forestry private ways administered by local Planning Authorities (PA).
Rural Payments and Services IT system
Latest issues with the Forestry Grant Scheme grants application system. Updated 6 November 2015.
Please read these hints and tips (PDF 79K) to help with your application.
Map tools and datasets
- Land Information Search
A map-based tool that allows you to search for details about a chosen area of land.
- FCS Map Viewer
Explore a variety of Forestry Commission Scotland datasets on this map-based tool.
- Data Download
Access and download a wide range of Forestry Commission GIS datasets