Kestrel Forestry Services

Grants and Premiums

New Afforestation Grants 2018 €/Ha. * 

Category Establishment Grant Maintenance Grant Total Grant
Unenclosed 1,605.00 535.00 2,140.00
Non - Diverse 2,330.00    775.00 3,105.00
10% Diverse* 2,410.00    805.00 3,215.00
Diverse* 2,785.00    925.00 3,710.00
Sycamore/BL 3,960.00 1,320.00 5,280.00
Oak 4,215.00 1,405.00 5,620.00
Beech 4,21500 1,405.00 5,620.00
Alder 2,695.00    900.00 3,595.00
Agroforestry 4,215.00 1,405.00 5,620.00
Forestry Fibre 2,410.00   805.00 3,215.00

 

* Plus Fencing Grant up to €600/ha where applicable.

 

 

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 140m/ha for IS 436 plantaions.  To qualify for the higher IS 436 grant rates all fencing posts must be certified to this standard.

The new grant is €600/ha. for both conifers and broadleaves.& BL. 

 New Deer fencing allowance €16.25/metre @ 140m/ha.  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

 

New  Premium Rates 2018 - Euros/ Acre for 15 Years*

Category <10ha   > 10ha.
Unenclosed 74   76  
10% Diverse * 204   208  
Diverse * 236   240
Sycamore/BL 242   248
Oak/Beech 258   264
Alder 242   248
Agroforestry 258   264
Forestry Fibre 204   208

 

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

Agroforestry Premium for 5 Years.

 

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Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture…

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