UK Government grant for rural communities
The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is a £10 million programme which supports rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects, which provide economic and social benefits to the community. A scheme has been revamped from 2019 and grants are available of:
Landowners, land managers and public bodies can apply to the England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO) for support to create new woodland, including through natural colonisation, on areas as small as 1 hectare. EWCO opened for applications on 9 June 2021 and replaces the Woodland Carbon Fund, which closed for applications in March 2021.
The grant is administered by the Forestry Commission and is funded through the Nature for Climate Fund.
EWCO is one of a suite of Forestry Commission initiatives to support woodland creation and tree planting across England.
See their Create woodland: overview page for details of other current funding opportunities.