Thinking of Planting a Wood?

Carr’s Group and Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) are working together to create a lasting legacy for Dales agriculture.

Our partnership will provide support for people, innovation and the environment to deliver sustainable farm improvements that benefit our communities.

As part of this three year partnership YDMT, together with partner organisations, can offer free advice and funding to Carr’s customers to create new native broadleaf woodlands, including gill planting, fencing and planting which can help with natural flood management.

For more information contact: Carol Douglas, 015242 51002

Making an Application

To be eligible for funding your proposed woodland should:

  • Signifcantly 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.

We can cover the costs involved in the establishing your new woodland, including the supply and planting of trees and guards, fencing to exclude stock, gates to allow access and initial weeding costs. In some circumstances applicants may be asked to contribute cash, materials or labour.


The woodland grants programme is managed by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) with partners including Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, the Woodland Trust, Nidderdale AONB and the Forestry Commission. The programme is sponsored by Carrs Billington Agriculture. Find out more at