Woodland Creation Essentials Workshops

Forestry Grant Scheme: one day workshops for woodland creation applicants

This March, learn how to identify key issues when preparing applications for grant aid in Scotland at a one day workshop run jointly between the Institute of Chartered Foresters and Forestry Commission Scotland.

These workshops are unmissable for anyone actively preparing to submit grant applications. Following the recommendations of the MacKinnon Review, each workshop will explore the new applicants guidance and go through each stage of a woodland creation proposal. You’ll get advice on due diligence and site assessment, the Environment Impact Assessment process, and the use of an issues log, and will have the opportunity to put your questions to the Forestry Commission Scotland Grant aid team so that you can feel confident about getting your application right first time.

Tickets are £49 for the day and include lunch and refreshments. Registration is mandatory and booking is open to all (ICF members and non-members).


9:00 Registration / Tea and coffee

9:30 Welcome and update on Mackinnon Review – Tim Liddon FICFor

9:50 Introduction to Woodland Creation Application Guidance – Conservator

10:05 Preparing your Woodland Creation Proposal (with exercise) – Operations Manager

11:00 Tea and coffee

11:15 Completion of exercise and summing up – Operations Manager

11:45 EIA process and the issues log (with exercise) – Operations Manager / Woodland Officer

12:45 Lunch

13:45 Getting ready to apply for FGS funding & achieving faster approval times – Conservancy / National Office

14:15 Woodland Creation example – Conservator / Agent

15:00 Tea and coffee

15:20 Update on Forestry Grant Scheme – Brendan Callaghan MICFor

15:40 Q&A and summing up – Tim Liddon FICFor

These events are supported by: Confor, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Environment LINK, Scottish Natural Heritage and UKFPA


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