Demonstrating how grants can help your business

by | Aug 24, 2015 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

The Forestry Commission and the Arboricultural Association East Anglia Branch have teamed up to offer a grants workshop for arborists in the East of England.

The Forestry Commission in the East of England and East Midlands are promoting free support to forestry businesses thinking of applying for grants within the new Rural Development Programme. Arboriculture per se is not eligible for funding under the schemes, but we are aware that a number of arborists also have interest in woodfuel and other forestry services, and these may be grant funded. The Arboricultural Association East Anglia Branch has teamed up with FC to hold a bespoke meeting for arborists:

Monday 12th October 2015 6.30 to 9pm. Gosfield Lake Golf Club, The Manor House, Gosfield, Halstead, Essex, C09 1SE.

The workshop is free, and there will be a sandwich and chip buffet with coffee (you can of course also buys drinks at the bar).

As there will be limited capacity, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to book your place.

The schemes under discussion will include Countryside Productivity, LEADER and Growth Funds from Local Enterprise Partnerships. We will also cover the new Countryside Stewardship grant scheme, how to obtain Management Plans and felling licences for woodland.

These may offer grants for:

  • Timber harvesting, extraction and primary processing¬† equipment (woodfuel and timber)
  • Storage to dry woodfuel
  • Training
  • Business support
  • Co-operation, collaboration and advisory services