Woodland creation support in the Western Isles 2016 – 2020
With a new round of grants available, the Woodland Trust has teamed up with Point and Sandwick
Trust to offer free advice and support, and assistance with grant applications within the Western
Isles, under the Croft Woodland Project (CWP). The CWP is active throughout all the crofting
counties, and in the Western Isles the project officer is Viv Halcrow, who is based in the Point and
Sandwick Trust office.
Free Advice Available
The first step is a site visit by the project officer to assess the suitability of the site for
trees/woodland, looking at the site conditions, soil, exposure, existing vegetation and any
sensitivities. Then, after discussion of your ideas for tree-planting, a brief report will be prepared
along with a map of the new planting area for you to consider. Once you are happy with this, a
costing/grant estimate will be prepared, which may give you a comparison between the two
available grants (see below) if wished. If you then want to proceed, you will be offered help with a
grant application (at no cost to yourself) and once this is approved, you can start planting!
Download / View our pdf file for further information –