Funding under LEADER will aim to deliver permanent new supply chains and jobs that, at the same time, restore regular management to local woods and encourage a greater degree of added value to the timber output.
The types of projects we want to fund:
- Projects that develop the supply chain for local woodland products, including their promotion and development;
- Projects that bring unmanaged areas of woodland back into management and supply a local market, including collaborative forestry projects that increase productivity.
Making Connections within the Land Based Sector and Making Connections between Business
Support for increasing forestry productivity
Minimum grant approximately £5,000 Maximum grant rate 40% of the project’s eligible costs. The LAG’s maximum grant is £140,000.
Who Can Apply?
Owners or tenants of private forestry holdings, micro, small and medium-sized forestry contracting businesses.