Glastir Woodland Creation - The next Expression of interest (EOI) window for applications is due to open on the 26th of February 2018 and will close on the 6th of April 2018.


  • 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.


Glastir Small Grants The next window for Glastir small grants is expected to open in November 2017. Please contact us for further information or click here to visit the Welsh Government website.



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



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 


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.