Grants

Glastir Small Grants 

 

Get up to £7,500 for....

Main Capital Works


> New Hedge Planting
> Hedge Coppicing and Gapping-up
> Hedge Laying
> Trees (Standards)
> Trees And Shrubs (Transplants)
> Trees And Shrubs (Whips)
> Orchard Trees Plus Guard And Stake
> Sabre Planting

 

Supporting Capital Works

> Ladder Stile
> Timber Bridle Gate and Posts
> Timber Kissing Gate and Posts
> Wooden Stiles
> Badger Gate
> Water Gate
> Piped Water Supply
> Water Troughs
> Post and Rail Fencing
> Post and Wire Fencing
> Post and wire Fencing with Stock Netting
> Rabbit Fencing
> Timber Field Gates (Hardwood)
> Timber Field Gates (Softwood)
> Parkland Tree Stock Guards
> Tree Shelter (60cm with stake)
> Spiral Rabbit Guards
> Bramble/Scrub Control (Hand Knapsack Sprayer).

 

To apply, you will need a Customer Reference Number (CRN) from Welsh Government and to register with RPW online.

  • You must have ‘management control’ of the land. To apply for GWC you will need to complete an Expression of Interest form using the Rural Payments Wales Online service, for which you will need a RPW Online Activation Code. Expressions of Interest can only be made within certain time periods specified by WG. If you do not have a CRN or RPW Online Activation Code call the WG Customer Contact Centre on 0300 062 5004.

Please contact us for further information or click here to visit the Welsh Government website.

 

 

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Glastir Woodland Creation 

 

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  • Get up to £4,500 per hectare in capital grant, 
  • Get a further £350 per hectare / year for 12 years in annual premium payment,
  • Continue to collect Basic Payment Scheme on land planted under Glastir Woodland Creation,
  • £60 per hectare for maintenance for 12 years,
  • £3.48 per metre towards the cost of fencing.

 

  • The minimum planting area required is 0.25 hectares (0.6 acres) which can be made up of multiple planting areas (minimum 0.1ha). Under this revised scheme there is no fixed minimum width for new woodlands. GWC grants can be used to plant areas ranging from shelterbelts, woodland strips and field corners to substantial areas of woodland.

 

  • To apply, you will need a Customer Reference Number (CRN) from Welsh Government and to register with RPW online.
    • You must have ‘management control’ of the land. To apply for GWC you will need to complete an Expression of Interest form using the Rural Payments Wales Online service, for which you will need a RPW Online Activation Code. Expressions of Interest can only be made within certain time periods specified by WG. If you do not have a CRN or RPW Online Activation Code call the WG Customer Contact Centre on 0300 062 5004.
       

Please contact us for help and support or for more detail on the scheme rules and available options, see this summary sheet and visit the Glastir pages.

 

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Help & Advice

Our main purpose is to provide free and impartial support to farmers, woodland owners and managers, community groups and timber businesses.

Staff are based across Wales, please contact us for advice and information about anything to do with trees, hedgerows woodlands and timber, including:

• Woodland management visits
• Felling licences
• Planting new woodland
• Sourcing timber click here for Welsh timber sawmills
• Sawing, drying and using timber
• Hedgerows and shelterbelts
• Trees and management for soil and water and flooding

 

Regulations

Felling licences

To visit the relevant pages on the Natural Resources Wales website click here

Tree Preservation Orders

Contact your local authority for details

EIA Regulations and Habitat and Species Licence

To visit the relevant pages on the Natural Resources Wales website click here 

 

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For skills personal development and training...

 

Contact Farming Connect and...

Lais y Goedwig - community woodlands

Woodland Trust

Continuous Cover Forestry Group

Tir Coed - woodland based skills and training in West and Mid Wales

Royal Forestry Society

Confor - plantation forestry

Timber Research and Developement Association

MWMAC - practical professional training

Woodland Heritage

 

Contact us if you are interested in our softwood visual timber grading courses.