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Establishment grants

Rates have been updated and are applicable from 21 February 2018

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 variety of sustainable timber production and ecological objectives.

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

Brief Overview of Forestry Grant Rates

More detailed information:

Please note: the new grant and premium rates as outlined above are applicable to all financial approvals (Form 1(a)) that receive approval from 21 February 2018. Any landowner with an earlier financial approval who has not submitted a Notice of Substantial Commencement (Form 1(b)) yet may withdraw the earlier financial approval and reapply.

Important information - worth reading!

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.