A £7.8 million fund to assist native authorities with the brand new employees and experience wanted to kickstart woodland creation and tree planting plans is now open.

The Woodland Creation Accelerator Fund will present not less than 50 native authorities with monetary assist to carry on board the skilled experience they should drive tree planting and woodland creation commitments.

Delivered by the Forestry Fee in partnership with Defra as a part of the £750 million Nature for Local weather Fund, profitable candidates to the fund will probably be awarded as much as £150,000 every.

Out there to Native Authorities throughout England, newly skilled or employed employees may embrace venture managers, woodland creation officers, group engagement officers, funding consultants, or specialist advisors, corresponding to panorama architects or archaeologists.

Collectively, the employees will give attention to growing planting plans and purposes for capital funding in 2023/2024 and 2024/2025, rushing up the supply of latest woodlands.


Sir William Worsley, Forestry Fee chair, stated:

“By investing in tree planting and woodland creation, native authorities can play a pivotal position in addressing the dual crises of local weather change and biodiversity loss.

“The Woodland Creation Accelerator Fund will assist native authorities throughout England to show aspirations into actions.

“This fund will assist to extend the variety of skilled and skilled employees and develop our nation’s much-loved treescapes so everybody can profit from the social, environmental and financial advantages they create.”