England Woodland Creation Offer EWCO
EWCO is currently the mainstream woodland creation grant covering England it its entirety, it took over from Countryside Stewardship WCPG in the June of 2021,
EWCO consists of 3 payment threads:
Standard Cost Items – assigns a monetary amount per planted unit with the intention to cover the cost of planting the woodland. Up to a maximum of £8500 per hectare. Additional Contributions – assigns a monetary payment related to provision of environmental, biodiversity and social benefit. Up to a maximum of £8000 per hectare.
Maintenance – pays £300 per hectare per annum intended to cover the costs of looking after your newly planted woodland. Generally covering tasks such as weeding, maintaining tree protection shelters and replacing failed trees.