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Forestry Support

The following measures have been designed to contribute to the development of the forestry sector:
  • Aid for associations of persons exploiting woodland.
  • Studies, projects and initiatives designed to develop the forestry sector, woodland promotion, alternative timber use, product development and promoting synergy between forestry and other areas.
  • Nurseries - investment in improved and innovating plant production techniques.
  • Forestry inventory.
  • Promotion of wood-based furniture.

Levels of aid from 40% in the case of nurseries to 66% in the case of commercial projects and up to 100% in the case of non-commercial projects.

This is a scheme to encourage investment in cost efficient harvesting machinery, targeted at Forestry Contracting Companies. The rate of grant aid is up to 40% of overall investment.

Forest Roads
The objective of this scheme is to allow access for plantation development, maintenance and fire protection and to facilitate efficient timber extraction. The measure is targeted at forest owners and the grant is 80% of costs to a limit of £14 per linear metre.

This measure will aim to encourage involvement in forestry development by supporting:

  • Awarenes/publicity campaigns promoting forestry.
  • Seminars, talks and presentations by forestry officials.
  • Planting demonstrations.
  • Promotional literature etc.

Research and Development
This measure aims to:

  • Provide and expand research and training facilities related to the development of the timber chain.
  • Provide support for research and back-up to afforestation and wood processing programmes.
  • The continuation of COFORD's activities in research.

Grant rates will vary depending on the recpient and nature of the project.

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