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  • Created forest

  • Created habitats
  • UK wide


The fund is designed to create new habitat for wildlife across the UK.

Fund manager & award size

Woodland Trust, funded by Lloyds Bank

The award size depends on the specific project. The fund can subsidise up to 75% of the cost of the trees, tree protection, advice and guidance if you choose to plant the trees yourself. If you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and would like a contractor to plant the trees, the scheme can arrange this for areas of 1 hectare (2.5 acres) and above and cover up to 60% of costs involved. See the fund website for additional details.


The fund is available for any landowners or farmers to plant a woodland on their land if they are not already in receipt of funding for planting a woodland and meet the eligibility criteria. Projects must plant: at least 0.5 hectare (1.25 acres) of new woodland with 1,000-1,600 trees per hectare. See the fund website for additional details.

How to apply

See the fund website and FAQs for guidance.


Application deadline

Open for applications for planting new woodland over 0.5 ha between November 2023 and March 2024. See the fund website for updates.

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