Grants, funding & licensing

We have extensive in-house expertise in obtaining grants and licenses – from advising on what you need, to supporting complex applications.

If you have a project in mind, or want to speak with a member of our team - please get in touch.

Contact our team 0800 157 7707

Felling Licences

Management of woodland almost always involves the felling of trees. It’s normally an offence to fell more than five cubic metres of growing trees per calendar quarter without a felling license. There are two routes of getting felling approval for woodlands:As part of a long term woodland management plan.

A felling license is automatically provided when your long-term woodland management plan is approved, and lasts for ten years.

As a stand-along felling license.These are valid for five years.

Both licenses require some information about the growing stock; the number of trees to be removed, approximate volume and restocking proposals in the event of a group or clear fell. We have extensive experience in applying for felling licences on our clients’ behalf.


We’re experienced in obtaining grant support for our owners so they can deliver sound woodland management. Our approach is to always ensure it’s to the benefit of the woodland; we identify the support the owner needs, and investigate the appropriate grant for the specific woodland.

We’ve been very successful with Environmental Stewardship Schemes, either as a woodland-only scheme or as part of a mixed agri-woodland project.

Other grant aided projects include Ancient Woodland Surveys supported by the Woodland Trust, invasive species control funded by water companies – and new woodland creation projects funded by national infrastructure schemes like HS2.

We can even apply for a grant towards the cost of your long term woodland management plan.

To find out more about our grants, funding & licensing services, contact a member of our team today

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"Maydencroft understood exactly what we wanted to achieve from our very first meeting, and helped us come up with a suitable plan that Natural England could agree to very quickly and with very little fuss."

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