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Forestry Grant Scheme Potential for Woodfuel Support Perth & Argyll Conservancy Syd House Conservator Forestry Grant Scheme Potential for Woodfuel Support Perth & Argyll Conservancy Syd House Conservator Argyll Woodfuel Forum Cairnbaan 17 March 2015

Purpose • To give a short introduction on the new Forestry Grant Scheme • Purpose • To give a short introduction on the new Forestry Grant Scheme • Outline potential opportunities for support for the Woodfuel sector

Background • Lessons learned from SRDP 2007 -13 • Transition from SRDP I • Background • Lessons learned from SRDP 2007 -13 • Transition from SRDP I • Development of SRDP 2014 -20 • Discrete Forestry Grant Scheme • Approval by European Commission • • Programme submitted in June 2014 Approval expected by June 2015 Open for applications from 30 March 2015 FGS contract approval from September 2015

£ 2 60 M Forestry Grant Scheme 4 16/03/2018 FGS Seminar £ 2 60 M Forestry Grant Scheme 4 16/03/2018 FGS Seminar

SRDP Forestry Budget • SRDP 2014 -20 - £ 1. 35 bn • Forestry- SRDP Forestry Budget • SRDP 2014 -20 - £ 1. 35 bn • Forestry- 3 rd largest element • • • £ 260 m – Forestry Grant Scheme 55% funded by EC – 45% SG Over £ 37 m per year £ 9 m headroom in 2015/16 £ 26 m headroom in 2016/17 (provisional) • Competitive application process • Scoring and budget management • Monthly clearing process 5 16/03/2018 FGS Seminar

FGS Overview • Targeted support • For woodland owners, farmers, forestry businesses and other FGS Overview • Targeted support • For woodland owners, farmers, forestry businesses and other landowners • Key aims • Creation of new woodlands • Sustainable management of existing woodlands • Eligibility • Registered on Rural Payments and Services • Management plan / Operational Plan for WC • Applications • On-line from 30 March 2015 • Contracts from September 2015 6 16/03/2018 FGS Seminar

FGS Overview • • • Discrete scheme within SRDP Evolution from Rural priorities 8 FGS Overview • • • Discrete scheme within SRDP Evolution from Rural priorities 8 FGS Grant Categories 31 options in total 2 Grant Categories for creating new woodlands • Woodland creation - 9 Options • Agroforestry - 2 Options (new 2016) • 7 Categories for existing woodlands • Only Woodland creation available to date 7 16/03/2018 FGS Seminar

FGS Overview - SMF • Sustainable Management of Forests – 9 Options • Annual FGS Overview - SMF • Sustainable Management of Forests – 9 Options • Annual management grant for 5 years • Significant changes to options and basis for support Native woodlands Public Access WIAT LISS Grey Squirrel Control – for red squirrels 16/03/2018 Woodland Grazing Public Access Rural 8 Livestock Removal Predator Control – for capercailzie/black grouse Deer Impact reduction FGS Seminar

FGS Overview - WIG • Woodland Improvement Grants – 5 Options • Capital grants FGS Overview - WIG • Woodland Improvement Grants – 5 Options • Capital grants for investments in woodland • Similarities to options under RP • But some new options and new basis for support Forest planning Habitats and species Low Impact Silvicultural Systems 9 16/03/2018 Restructuring Regeneration Woodlands in and Around Towns FGS Seminar

FGS Overview – New • Tree Health – 3 options • Agents services • FGS Overview – New • Tree Health – 3 options • Agents services • Sanitation felling/tree removal • Replanting • Forest Infrastructure – (new 2016) • Forest roads and lay byes • Harvesting and Processing – (new 2016) • Small scale timber harvesting & processing • Adding value to timber locally • Co-operation – (new 2016) • Feasibility studies • Co-ordinating landscape scale/ multiple owner projects 10 16/03/2018 FGS Seminar

Harvesting and Processing • supports investments in new specialised equipment which will increase the Harvesting and Processing • supports investments in new specialised equipment which will increase the local small-scale harvesting and processing capacity • support based on actual costs with a maximum contribution of 40 per cent. In any single application, the minimum grant award will be £ 2, 500 and the maximum will be £ 35, 000. NB purchase only ie no hire purchase • One application round pa due by 31 Jan. 1 st round deadline will be 31 Jan 2016. Approval by 31 March 11 16/03/2018 FGS Seminar

Examples of what might qualify for grant aid are: • equipment re small-scale mechanised Examples of what might qualify for grant aid are: • equipment re small-scale mechanised harvesting operations in small woodlands e. g. small-scale thinnings harvesters, smallscale forwarders, forestry grabs and purpose-built forestry trailers. equipment to facilitate local timber primary processing at a non-industrial scale (excluding wood chipping) • non-industrial scale processing equipment, e. g. firewood log processors, small-scale mobile or static saw benches for primary processing of felled trees, hand-held timber strength graders and timber drying kilns • work to promote development of markets (including cooperative marketing) for the products from these woodlands generated from the small-scale primary processing 12 16/03/2018 FGS Seminar

Various eligibility criteria • Registered for SRDP • Small-scale (ie <10 k tones pa) Various eligibility criteria • Registered for SRDP • Small-scale (ie <10 k tones pa) • • • private and / or other forest owners forestry contractors and / or co-operatives small (non-industrial) scale wood processors fully constituted community groups social enterprises non-profit organisations • Supporting business info (Business Plan, trading & accounts info etc) https: //www. ruralpayments. org/publicsite/futures/topics/a ll-schemes/forestry-grant-scheme/harvesting-andprocessing/ 13 16/03/2018 FGS Seminar

Other Developments • Lessons learnt from SRDP I • Planned improvements • • • Other Developments • Lessons learnt from SRDP I • Planned improvements • • • Overall SRDP structure and rules Forestry grant scheme IT systems FCS/RPID role administering FGS FCS business processes eg consultation/ forest plans