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Woodland Trust launches pilot grant scheme to encourage creation of small, new native woods.

Reasons to choose Wilson Browne

The Woodland Trust is running a scheme offering expert advice and grants of up to £4,000 to landowners who want to create small, new native woods, “TRUSTwoods”

It is open to people looking to create between one and three hectares of woodland in a trial area of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire.

To qualify for a TRUSTwoods grant new woodland should meet at least one of these criteria:

  • Extend existing ancient woodland;
  • Extend other woodland;
  • Increase ecological connectivity, such as linking hedgerows;
  • Engage the public; for example, with a new tree planting event;
  • Increase public access to woodland; and
  • Enhance the ecological, cultural and visual value of the landscape.

Applications will be assessed on a first-come, first served basis and the Woodland Trust will notify successful applicants and confirm their grants. Planting should take place in the winter of 2019-20.

The Woodland Trust is the largest woodland conservation charity in the UK. It has over 500,000 supporters.


Ika Částka


Ika Částka


Ika is Head of the Commercial Property team and has been advising individuals and businesses across Northamptonshire since 1986, specialising in commercial, agricultural and rural property matters for both businesses and individuals.