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 update

This Briefing Note provides information on the future of the Forestry Grant Scheme (FGS) and updates budget availability and threshold scores for new FGS applications as at November 2018.

This Briefing Note introduces the UK Forestry Standard (UKFS) Compliance Procedure which formalises the Forestry Commission Scotland response to potential breaches of UKFS.

Previous updates