Forest Roads Scheme 2023-2027
The Forest Roads Scheme provides funding for the construction of forest roads and associated infrastructure such as bellmouths, turntables, drains, culverts and bridges.
Forest Road Works Licence
A Forest Road Works Licence will be required before a forest road can be constructed. A brief overview of these licensing procedures can be found here: Forest road works - legal requirements.
Grants of up to 100% of eligible costs are available subject to the maximum set out below and are paid in one single payment at First Instalment stage.
Grants will be paid only when the entire road submitted for grant aid is up to the required standard. If part of the road fails inspection, payment will be withheld on the entire grant-aided road until remedial works are carried out and the road is constructed as approved to the required standard.
Maximum Rate (€/linear metre, excl VAT)
Maximum Density (metre/ha)
|Harvesting Upgrade or Extension as defined||€40||25 / 13 / 10 *|
|Special Construction Works||Up to €10,000|
*13 metres applies where the applicant previously received a management road grant for 7 m / ha or 10 metres applies where the applicant previously received a management road grant for 10 m / ha under a previous forest road scheme.
- Full details of the Forest Road Scheme 2023-2027 (PDF)