Dales Woodland Restoration

Tree planting is one of the most important things you can do for the environment. We’re working together with our partners and supporters to create a landscape with more native broadleaf woodlands for people and wildlife.

Thinking of planting a new woodland?

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust offer free advice and funding to support the creation of new native broadleaf woodlands. Working with partners including Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Woodland Trust and the Forestry Commission we can provide advice on woodland planting, design and specification, help to complete a woodland grant application, identify other potential funding opportunities and recommend contractors to carry out the work for you.

Our grants support the creation of new woodlands in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale AONB. Applications from outside this area will also be considered if they meet funding criteria.

Woodland grant applications 

To be eligible for funding your proposed woodland should:

  • Significantly conserve, enhance or add to the natural heritage
  • Be accessible to the general public or be clearly visible from a public right of way
  • Be supported by the local community.

The main focus of your application should be the planting of native broadleaf woodland, however we may also be able to fund other additional project elements, such as planting non-native species or hedgerows, providing they meet eligibility criteria around biodiversity and conservation. Grants can also cover the costs involved in establishing a new woodland, including the supply and planting of trees and guards, fencing to exclude stock, gates to allow access and initial weeding costs. 

How to apply

We are now taking applications for planting in winter 2022-23. To find out more read our guidance notes below and please submit a proposal form in the first instance to our Woodland Officer Carol Douglas carol.douglas@ydmt.org You can also contact Carol on 015242 51002.

Woodland Grant Application Guidance Notes

Proposal Form (Word)

Proposal Form (PDF)

PLEASE NOTE due to Covid-19 it may take us longer to respond to your enquiries than normal - we will contact you as soon as possible.  

Longridge wood in Bishopdale

Longridge Wood Bishopdale