Tree planting funding for landowners or managers

If you're a landowner interested in large-scale planting, or you manage land in the same way, there are many organisations offering funding and support to help you plant trees sustainably.

We've provided this list to help but some may be out of date, so please check each organisation's website to confirm availability.

You should also read The Woodland Trust's tree planting advice.

Funding nameDetailsWhen to applyMore information

Countryside Stewardship Woodland creation grant (WCG)

The WCG provides payment to supply, plant, weed and protect young trees.

Minimum size of plot is 3 hectares, or 1 hectare if plan will support leaky wood dams.

Anytime, but applications can take up to 5 months.Learn more about the WCG grant at GOV.UK.

Countryside Stewardship: Woodland creation maintenance payment (WD1)

If you've previously been awarded WCG funding, you can apply for a further 10 years of funding to maintain the new woodland.Successful WCG applicants will be given a bespoke deadline to apply for WD1 funding. Learn more about the WD1 grant at GOV.UK
Countryside Stewardship: Woodland tree health

This grant offers support for restocking woodland after felling due to a tree health issues, and for the removal of diseased trees and infected rhododendron.

Minimum land area is 0.1 hectare

AnytimeLearn more about the Woodland tree health grant at GOV.UK

Countryside Stewardship: Woodland management planning grant (WMPG)

The WMPG is a one-off payment to create a 10-year Woodland Management Plan which is UK Forestry Standard (UKFS) compliant.

Minimum land area is 3 hectares.

AnytimeLearn more about the WMPG grant and apply at GOV.UK
EForests: Free trees

The scheme is open for large projects (200+ trees). Primarily free trees for nature reserves, community woodlands or landowners with rewilding projects.

AnytimeRead about the eligibility criteria and apply at Eforests
Environment Agency: Natural flood managementFunding is available for tree-planting that helps to reduce flood risk.
Trees can be a component of “natural flood management”.
AnytimeLearn more and apply at Catchment Based Approach
Forestry Commission: Woodland creation planning grant

Money to help with cost of planning planting a wood.

Minimum area 10 hectares. Wood can be used for timber production. Plan can be used as a basis of application for further funding.

AnytimeLearn more about the Woodland creation planning grant at GOV.UK
Forestry Commission: Woodland carbon guarantee (WCaG)The WCaG provides you with the option to sell your captured carbon dioxide to the government for a guaranteed price every 5 or 10 years up to 2055/56,  providing an additional long-term income from your woodland.

No minimum size.
Opens in windows throughout the yearLearn more about the WCaG at GOV.UK
Ground Control: Evergreen fund

Ground Control has pledged to invest £100,000 a year in tree-planting. The scheme is a partnership between Ground Control and the applicant where both parties provide some resource.

Although the scheme is primarily for larger areas (two hectares minimum) this can include farmland, parks, hedgerows recreational areas.

AnytimeLearn more about the Evergreen Fund
Orchard Grant

Funding for rootstock and grafting materials and orchard trees.  Open to any owner or manager of an existing traditional orchard, or existing or new community orchard.

AnytimeLearn more and apply at the People's Trust for Endangered Species
Woodland Trust: Trees for your farmPlant 500+ trees. Funding of up to 100% of costs is available for agroforestry schemes benefiting the business of productive farms, including a site visit and tree planting assessment.Open for applications now.Learn more about Trees for your farm and apply via The Woodland Trust
Woodland Trust: MoreWoods

Where 500+ trees are planted as woodland on at least half a hectare, the Woodland Trust will help design your woodland, supply the agreed trees, and cover up to 75% of costs

Open for applications now.Learn more about MoreWoods and apply via the Woodland Trust
Woodland Trust: MoreHedges

They will subsidise up to 75% of the cost if you plant more than 100 metres of new hedging allowing a large tree to grow every six metres.

Includes advice and guidance on planting.

Open for applications now.Learn more about MoreHedges and apply via the Woodland Trust
Government Stewardship SchemeFunding available for creation of woodland and restocking of woodland including Woodland Creation GrantAnytimeLearn more about the Government Stewardship Scheme at GOV.UK