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5: ENGLISH WOODLAND GRANT SCHEME

271 Background

The English Woodland Grant Scheme (EWGS) started in 2005 and offered six types of grant, which comprised either support for new woodland creation or support for improving the management of existing woodland. The scheme is overseen by the Forestry Commission and guidance is available on its website. The EWGS closed to new entrants on 30 September 2014; however existing agreements continue to operate under the new rural development programme until the expiry of their term1. All new woodland grants in England now fall under the umbrella of Countryside Stewardship.

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