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Establishment grants



The Afforestation Grant and Premium Scheme 2014-2020 supports the planting of new forests and offers a range of planting options designed to accommodate a wide range of objectives.

The afforestation grant and premium categories (GPCs) are determined by the category of land planted, the area and tree species planted:

Afforestation grants and premiums

Detailed information on the various planting options dependent on objectives:

Additional financial support measures:

Relevant publications

Please visit the relevant sections above to view scheme-specific publications.

Please note:

Regulations may change over time. Before making an application, please check that you have the most recent information.

Considering planting a new forest?

Noel Kennedy, Forestry Adviser with Teagasc discusses afforestation. Filmed at TIMBER 2017, Stradbally Hall Estate, Co Laois.

First Steps to Planting your new Forest

To encourage the planting of more forests, a range of planting schemes with attractive afforestation grants and annual payments are available to landowners. This video explains briefly what is involved and where to go for independent and objective advice.