FC Grants event

The Forestry Commission in the East of England and East Midlands are promoting free support to forestry businesses thinking of applying for grants within the new Rural Development Programme.

Schemes include Countryside Productivity, LEADER and Growth Funds from Local Enterprise Partnerships. These may offer grants for:

  • Timber harvesting, extraction and primary processing  equipment (woodfuel and timber)
  • Storage to dry woodfuel
  • Training
  • Business support
  • Co-operation, collaboration and advisory services

During the autumn and winter of 2015 a series of free events (see below) have been organised to inform forestry contractors and owner-producers about the grants and to promote the support being offered. There will be a particular focus on LEADER.

As there will be limited capacity, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to book a place, in the first instance we will be offering only one place per business.

Please email eandem@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  or phone Corinne on 0300 067 4583

As there will be limited capacity, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to book a place, in the first instance we will be offering only one place per business.  

Please email eandem@forestry.gsi.gov.uk or phone Corinne on 0300 067 4583

  • Wednesday 7th October 2015 6.30 to 9pm. Red Lion, 43 Welland Rise, Sibbertoft, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 9UD “Pie and pint”
  • Monday 12th October 2015 6.30 to 9pm. Gosfield Lake Golf Club, The Manor House, Gosfield, Halstead, Essex, C09 1SE. Arboricultural sector special, with buffet
  • Monday 19th October 2015 2 to 5pm. Marston Vale Forest Centre, Station Road, Bedford MK43 0PR. “Application masterclass”
  • Tuesday 3rd November 2015 6.30 to 9pm. Woodcocks, Burton Lane End, Lincoln LN1 2BE “Pie and pint”
  • Wednesday 11th November 2015 6.30 to 9pm. George Hotel, Station Street, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7LJ. “Pie and pint”
  • Thursday 12th November 2015 2 to 5pm. National Forest Rawdon Room, Conkers Visitor Centre, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr. Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire, DE12 6GA “Application masterclass”
  • Wednesday 18th November 2015 6.30 to 9pm. Admiral Wells, 41 Station Rd, Holme, Peterborough PE7 3PH “Pie and pint”
  • Monday 23rd November 2015 6.30 to 9pm. Galley Hall, Hailey Lane, Hailey, Herts, SG13 7NY “Pie and pint”
  • Wednesday 2nd December 2015 6.30 to 9pm. Crown Inn, Higham, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 6EH TBC “Pie and pint”
  • Wednesday 9th December 2015 2 to 5pm. Ringshall Village Hall, Lower Farm Road, Ringshall, Suffolk, IP14 2JB “Application masterclass”