Funding for Sustainable Trees Projects in Wales

The Forestry Industry Recovery Scheme (FIRS) is a capital investment initiative designed to help increase capacity in Wales’ forestry sector to plant more trees and contribute to a green recovery. A key aim of the scheme is to improve the capacity of tree nurseries to supply trees.

Support will also be available for:

Ground preparation equipment.

Equipment for tree safety works for trees affected by Ash Dieback.

Equipment or appropriate technology that aids the harvesting of timber which improves sustainable forest management and resilience in natural resources.

From an overall budget of A £1.55 million, grants of between £5,000 and £182,000 are available to forestry sector enterprises involved in the sustainable harvesting of trees in Wales and/or the growing of trees in Wales for planting in Wales.

Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, said:

‘I am committed to increasing the amount of woodland created in Wales.

‘… This funding will enable our forestry sector to contribute to a green recovery and to the long term aims of our National Forest Programme.’

The scheme is open for applications until 18 October 2020.

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