Courses will help grow our skilled domestic forestry sector, which is worth over £2 billion to UK economy, and deliver Government tree planting and net zero ambitions.
The Forestry Training Fund is for people considering a change of career or those who are seeking to build their skills in forestry.
The government has committed to increasing tree-planting across the UK to 30,000 hectares a year by the end of the Parliament to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
The short, practical training courses will be paid for by a £700,000 allocation from the £750m Nature for Climate Fund and will help grow the forestry sector so that we have enough people with the right skills to plan, plant, and manage new woodlands.
Examples of courses that are covered by the fund include:
- chainsaw maintenance and cross-cutting
- managing your woodland
- planning and planting a new woodland
- marketing and selling timber
- fence and hedge laying
Courses will be available until March 2025. Applications are open from today. To view a list of training providers and apply for funding visit GOV.UK.