Afforestation and Woodland creation schemes

The new Forestry Programme 2014 – 2020 opened on the 1st January 2015 to encourage farmers to plant by providing 100% establishment grants and 15 years of annual forest premiums. There is funding to plant 44,000 hectares of new forests over the programme.

The following are the grant and premium rates for all categories:

Grant Premium Category Total Grant (€/ha) Fencing Allocation IS436 (€/ha) Fencing Allocation Non-IS436 (€/ha) Premium Rate (€/<10ha) Premium Rate (€/>10ha) Duration of premium (years)
GPC 1  – Unenclosed 2,140 600 350 185 190 15
GPC2 – Sitka spruce/Lodgepole pine 3,105 600 350 440 450 15
GPC 3 – 10% Diverse Conifer / Broadleaf 3,215 600 350 510 520 15
GPC 4 – Diverse Conifer 3,710 600 350 590 600 15
GPC 5 – Broadleaf 5,280 600 450 605 620 15
GPC  6 – Oak 5,620 600 450 645 660 15
GPC 7 – Beech 5,620 600 450 645 660 15
GPC 8  – Alder / Birch 3,595 600 450 605 620 15
GPC 9 – Native Woodland Establishment (Scenario 1 – 3) 5,620 600 450 665 680 15
GPC 10 – Native Woodland Establishment (Scenario 4) 5,280 600 450 665 680 15
GPC 11 – Agroforestry 5,620 600 450 645 660 5
GPC 12a – Forestry for Fibre 3,215 600 450 510 520 15

 

Native Woodland Scheme Establishment

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