The Forestry Commission open their Tree Production Capital Grants, giving businesses within the sector apply for a share of £8.8 million in funding.
Tree seed and sapling suppliers can apply for a share of £8.8m million in funding to support English domestic tree production. The grant is also open for new companies seeking to diversify the industry.
The Forestry Commission plans to aid tree nurseries and suppliers in investing in facilities and equipment to improve, expand or automate industry standard procedures. Equipment such as machinery, improved polytunnels, and irrigation systems qualify, as do water treatment and refrigeration equipment.
Grants of up to £175,000 are available to cover up to 50% of costs.
The closing date for applications is 11:55 pm on the 30th of June 2022.
For more information about the Tree Production Capital Grant and how to apply, please sign up now for the Forestry Commission’s Tree Production Capital Grant webinar on 8 June at 2:00 pm.
Forestry Commission – Tree Production Capital Grant
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