Kestrel Forestry Services

Grants and Premiums

Current Afforestation Grants 2015 €/Ha.

Category Establishment Grant Maintenance Grant Total Grant
Unenclosed 1,575.00 525.00 2,100.00
Non - Diverse 2,310.00 735.00 3,045.00
10% Diverse* 2,360.00 790.00 3,150.00
Diverse* 2,625.00 840.00 3,465.00
Sycamore/BL 3,780.00 1,155.00 4,935.00
Oak 3,990.00 1,260.00 5,250.00
Beech 3,990.00 1,260.00 5,250.00
Alder 2,520.00 840.00 3,360.00

 

Note: The planting of ash as a grant aided species has been suspended by the Forest Service due to Ash-Dieback disease, however the grant for Sycamore remains the same.

 

Fencing Allowance Extra:

The afforestation grant is payable as a fixed grant as outlined in the table above. An additional fencing allowance is payable subject to the linear metres erected and limited to 100m/ha for Non IS 436 fencing and 120m/ha for IS 436 plantaions.  To qualify for the higher IS 436 grant rates all fencing posts must be certified to this standard. For Non IS 436 standard conifers the grant per ha. is €350 /ha.,  & €450/ha. for broadleaves and €500/ha.for IS 436 materials for both CF & BL.  All fencing claims will be capped at €40,000 per plantation.

A higher fencing density may be approved if deer fencing is required to maximum of 150m/ha. Rates applicable are €1950/ha where posts are certified to the IS 436 standard,  and €1800/ha for non IS 436 fencing posts.  In addition deer fencing only applies to GPC'S 4-8, so Sitka spruce plantations have been excluded from quailification for deer  fencing.

 

*10% Diverse:

90% Sitka Spruce + 10% diverse species.

 

*Diverse:

100% Norway Spruce / Douglas Fir / Hybrid Larch, Scots pine

 

Current Premium Rates - Euros/ Acre 2015 for 15 Years

Category Farmer Duration
Unenclosed 74 15
10% Diverse * 206 15
Diverse * 226 15
Sycamore/BL 232 15
Oak/Beech 248 15
Alder 232 15

 

NB: Same rate for all landowners, no difference now between farmers and non-farmers.

 

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