Our team are on hand to help you with any tree planting grants you may wish to apply for and any work that may follow

Need help securing your grant?

At Nicholsons, we have over 30 years’ experience in helping clients obtain the best grants following sound advice and with best practice. We would be delighted to talk to anyone who might be interested in this and we are pleased to make our first visit free of charge. We offer the full service from advice and grant applications to contracting work including fencing, planting and maintenance.

High Speed 2

This fund is open to landowners within 25 miles of the HS2 Phase One route from London to the West Midlands (please see map on the right). The funding is now open for applications. Funding of up to £8,500 per (gross) hectare is available for creating new woodlands, and up to £4,000 per (net) hectare of restocking is available for PAWS restoration, with additional payments for protection measures such as guards, fences and gates.

These figures are some of the highest grants that have ever been available.

Full details of the HS2 funds are available on the Forestry Commission website.

Countryside Stewardship Schemes

Through the Countryside Stewardship Scheme woodland grants are available up to a maximum of £6800/Ha. Grants are available for many items but typically for planting and fencing of new woodland.

Full details of the CSS funds are available on the GOV.UK website.

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Nicholsons is accredited by the following official organisations:

Approved contractors of the Safe-contractor scheme, Nicholsons are also accredited with CHAS and Arboricultural Association. The Company are also members of BALI and recently won awards as Cherwell Employer of the year 2016, Cherwell Established Business of the Year 2014, as well as being finalists in the Oxfordshire Business of the Year awards in 2013 (Energy and Environment Award).