Skip to main content

Interested in the HS2 Woodland Fund? Why you should attend our free workshop

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Ancient woodland, Woodland creation

Looking into a woodland with a trail running through the middle of broadleaved trees. Dense grass and ferns cover the ground either side of the trail.

Who is the HS2 Woodland Fund for?

If you’re considering creating native woodland or restoring a plantation on an ancient woodland site (PAWS) by replacing non-native species with native broadleaves, you could be eligible for funding through the HS2 Woodland Fund – as long as the land is within 25 miles of the HS2 Phase One route from London to the West Midlands. Check out the full eligibility rules on our webpage.

How can I find out more?

We are running a free workshop next Monday (17 June, 10am to 3pm) near Leamington Spa, and anyone interested in the HS2 Woodland Fund is welcome to join us. Alternatively you can always email us or get in touch with your local Woodland Officer.

Tell me more about this free workshop

We will spend the morning indoors looking at the ins and outs of the fund and examples of projects that have already been successful in securing funding, as well as answering your questions. Then – the exciting bit! – we’ll head outdoors for the afternoon to learn about Woodland Condition Assessments and have a go at completing one in small groups.

Who is the workshop for?

Anyone who is interested in applying to the HS2 Woodland Fund, particularly those interested in PAWS restoration (if that’s you, the afternoon in particular will be invaluable training).

What will I learn?

You’ll learn how to maximise your chances of securing funding through the HS2 Woodland Fund, and how to conduct a Woodland Condition Assessment (WCA) so that the improvement to your PAWS woodland can be clearly monitored. All PAWS restoration applications to the HS2 Woodland Fund must be accompanied by a completed WCA, so this training will help you to put your application together more quickly and easily. The WCA is a tool developed as part of the Woodland Wildlife Toolkit and its use has wider benefits for woodland managers and owners.

To sign up email your name to and we’ll get a delegate pack out to you (even if you email us over the weekend). Don’t wait to secure your place.

Sharing and comments

Share this page


  1. Comment by Duncan Smith posted on

    Looks like I missed this event. Could you let me know when your next HS2 Woodland Fund workshop will be?