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Afforestation Grant Rates 2015-2020 (Revised February 2018)

Grant Premium Category
(GPC)
Afforestation Maintenance Total
€ /ha. € /acre € /ha. € /acre € /ha. € /acre
GPC 1 - Unenclosed Land € 1,605 € 650 € 535 € 217 € 2,140 € 866
GPC 2- Sitka spruce/Lodgepole pine € 2,330 € 943 € 775 € 314 € 3,105 € 1,157
GPC 3 - 10% Diverse Conifers € 2,410 € 975 € 805 € 326 € 3,215 € 1,301
GPC 4 - Diverse Conifers € 2,785 € 1,127 € 925 € 374 € 3,710 € 1,501
GPC 5 - Broadleaf. € 3,960 € 1,603 € 1,320 € 534 € 5,280 € 2,137
GPC 6 - Oak € 4,215 € 1,706 € 1,405 € 567 € 5,250 € 2,274
GPC 7 - Beech € 4,215 € 1,706 € 1,405 € 567 € 5,250 € 2,274
GPC 8 - Alder and Birch € 2,695 € 1,091 € 900 € 364 € 3,595 € 1,455
GPC 9 - Native Woodland (Oak-Birch-Holly-Hazel) € 4,215 € 1,706 € 1,405 € 569 € 5,620 € 2,274
GPC 10 - Native Woodland (Alder-Oak) € 3,960 € 1,603 € 1,320 € 534 € 5,280 € 2,137
GPC 11 - Agro-forestry € 4,215 € 1,706 € 1,405 € 569 € 5,620 € 2,274
GPC 12 - Forestry for Fibre € 2,410 € 975 € 805 € 326 € 3,215 € 1,301
Where Non-IS436 Fencing materials are used (100m/ha cap) the maximum fencing allowance is € 350/ha. for Conifers and € 450/ha. for Broadleaves.

The fencing allowance has been increased where IS436 Fencing materials are used (140m/ha cap) the maximum fencing allowance is now € 600/ha. for all GPC's .

Red Ball    These rates apply for all financial approvals (Form 1(a)) that receive approval from 21 February 2018.

Red Ball    These are fixed rates for Afforestation and Native Woodland Establishment.

Red Ball    In most cases, the grants available can be expected to cover the costs.

Red Ball    Grant approval must be obtained before any work commences.

Red Ball    Higher Grants are paid to encourage the planting of Broadleaves, there are higher costs associated with these species.

Red Ball    The required stocking rates for Oak and Beech are now 3,300 trees per hectare.

Red Ball    GPC 8. Alder, has a required stocking rate of 2,500 trees per hectare.

Definitions

"Enclosed" Land enclosed and improved for Agriciulture.

"Diverse" - Conifers other than Sitka spruce and Lodgepole pine.

Minimum Areas:- Conifers 1.0 ha (2.47 acres) - Broadleaves 0.1 ha. (0.25 acres).

Minimum Width:Normally not less than 40 metres.

Stocking Levels :Conifers - Total stocking level of 2,500 trees/ha.

Broadleaves - other than Alder - Stocking level of 3,300 trees/ha.

Alder - Stocking level of 2,500 trees/ha.

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