The government has committed to increase new planting of woodland to 30,000 hectares a year in the United Kingdom. In England, a significant proportion of this will be with broadleaved trees which must have adequate protection to ensure successful establishment.
Farmers and land managers can apply for the Woodland Carbon Guarantee scheme to create new woodlands that help tackle the effects of climate change. The Forestry Commission has announced that £10m will be available in the second auction of the Woodland Carbon Guarantee.
Looking for funding to support your urban tree planting scheme? The Urban Tree Challenge Fund (UTCF) was developed in response to HM Treasury releasing £10 million in the 2018 Autumn Budget announcement for planting at least 20,000 large trees and 110,000 small trees in urban areas in England.
If you plan to create woodland in England, you may be eligible for a grant from the Forestry Commission. We've listed the 3 major funding schemes available for woodland creation in England, plus links for funding sources for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland below.