In Southern Dorset woodlands are an under-used resource. Our projects need to achieve enhanced economic and environmental benefits through regular management to local woods and permanent new supply chains and jobs that, at the same time, restore and encourage a greater degree of added value to the timber output.

Types of projects we want to fund:

Woodland Management and Products.

  • Projects to develop woodland products and small scale processing and marketing of, for example, green wood and woodfuel alongside woodland to strengthen the supply chain in wood products.
  • Projects to improve the long term management and improved productivity of under-used woodland in our area.

Forestry Businesses start-ups:  We want to encourage new forestry enterprises e.g. contractor/mobile services

LAG Priority

Encourage enterprise and growth, Encourage collaboration and cooperative working

Leader Priority

Support for increasing forestry productivity

Funding Available

Minimum grant approximately £5,000. Maximum grant rate 40% of the project’s eligible costs

Who Can Apply?

Owners of private forestry holdings, small and medium -sized forestry contracting businesses.

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