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Small Grants - Environment (Hedgerow Creation) 


The application window will open on 9 January 2023 and close on 17 February 2023. The indicative budget allocation for this application window is £3.0 million.


The Hedgerow creation option is eligible in the following locations:


  • Along existing field boundaries where no hedgerow had previously been located.

  • Within fields, to establish new boundaries.

  • On hedge banks (earth banked and stone-faced earth banks) where no woody hedge plant remnants exist along the entire length to be planted.

  • On existing hedge banks where some woody hedge plant remnants exist. (There would be substantial gaps between these remnants, and they would not be subject to mechanical trimming)

  • On existing hedge banks where there are some existing mature trees that are retained. (Not a continuous row of trees)

  • To plant gaps within existing hedgerows which are 20m or longer.


You are eligible to apply if:


  • You are registered with the Welsh Government and have been issued with a Customer Reference Number (CRN).

  • Your land is registered within the Welsh Government Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) as of December 2022.


Land eligibility:


  • the land must be agricultural land.

  • field parcels must be located in Wales.

  • you must have full management control of the land up until the contract end date to enable you to fulfil the obligations of the scheme.

 For further information please contact Kathryn Williams by email or mobile 07971 583638

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