Issue details

Woodland Creation Accelerator Fund (WCAF) Bid

To authorise the Corporate Director - Business & Environmental Services to submit a bid to the WCAF and the Corporate Director - Strategic Services to accept the funding, if successful.

Revenue funding up to £150,000 spread over years, 2022-23 and 2023-24.

The funding would provide specialist support to increase the capacity of specialist skills within local authorities, enabling them to accelerate the delivery of tree planting and woodland creation commitments.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure >£500,000 & Affects from than one division;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/06/2022

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
Short notice given by Forestry Commission for submission of bids.

Decision due: 1 Jul 2022 by Executive Member for Open to Business

Lead member: Executive Member for Open to Business

Lead director: Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services

Contact: Tricia Richards Email: Email:

Consultation process



Corporate Director - Strategic Resources and Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services)