Afforestation Grant Scheme funding round now open

The 2018 funding round for the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Afforestation Grant Scheme (AGS) opened on 23 February and closes on 14 May 2018. The AGS contributes to the Government’s One Billion Trees Programme. Through the AGS, MPI provides grants of $1,300 a hectare for landowners to plant new small to medium-sized forests of between 5 hectares to 300 hectares.

Native or exotic trees can be planted and your application can include a mix of forest species. A forest species is one able to grow to at least five metres in the place you have planted it. Every application is assessed against eligibility criteria, which includes a technical forestry assessment. If you would like to apply or for further information, head to

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