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Additional Funding for Tree Nurseries From England & Wales Supplying Scotland

21 July 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Support is being provided to help tree nurseries invest in equipment that will increase their productivity and overall production levels.

The Harvesting and Processing Grant has been developed to help tree nurseries that supply trees to Scotland to invest in equipment that will increase their productivity and capacity, and sustain employment.

The scheme supports investments in three main areas:

  1. New specialised equipment which will increase the local small-scale harvesting and processing capacity.
  2. New specialised equipment for forest tree nurseries, including tree seed supply businesses and equipment for afforestation ground preparation projects, including forestry fencing projects.
  3. Support for the mobile equipment to help forestry businesses or enterprises to adapt and recover from COVID-19.

In any single application, the minimum and maximum grant award totals will be:

  • Aim 1 – harvesting and primary processing equipment: minimum £2,500 and maximum £50,000.
  • Aim 1 – secondary processing equipment: minimum £1,000 and maximum £6,000.
  • Aim 2 – nursery, seed supply and ground preparation equipment minimum £2,500 and maximum £50,000.
  • Aim 3 - mobile equipment to help adapt and recover from COVID-19: minimum £2,500 and maximum £50,000.

Eligibility varies according to each ‘Aim’, however, applications may be accepted from private and / or other forest owners, farm businesses, forestry contractors, social enterprises, constituted community groups and non-profit organisations.

One application round will normally be run each year with a closing date of 31 January for the submission of applications. However, an additional application round is being run in 2021 for projects in England and Wales (only), with up to £750,000 of funding available for projects that can be completed by 31 March 2022. The closing date for submission of applications for this round is 31 August 2021.

How To Apply

One application round will normally be run each year with a closing date of 31 January for the submission of applications.

However, an additional application round is being run in 2021 for projects in England and Wales (only), with up to £750,000 of funding available for projects that can be completed by 31 March 2022. The closing date for submission of applications is 31 August 2021.

Application forms and guidance can be accessed from the programme website


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For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Scottish Government
    St. Andrew's House
    Regent Road
    Edinburgh
    EH1 3DG
    Tel: 0300 244 4000
    Email: [email protected]

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