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.