NeighbourWood Scheme

The NeighbourWood (NBR) Scheme is a measure in the Forestry Programme 2014-2020 focused on delivering the social benefits of forestry to local communities.  The Scheme, administered by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, consists of 3 components:- ‘NeighbourWood Establishment’ which funds new NeighbourWoods developed on open ‘greenfield’ sites; ‘NeighbourWood Enhancement’ which funds the silvicultural enhancement of existing woodlands already used as neighbourwoods, or proposed for development as neighbourwoods; and ‘NeighbourWood Facilities’ which funds the installation and upgrade of appropriate recreational facilities within an area submitted under NBR Establishment or NBR Enhancement.

Enquiries about the NeighbourWood Scheme can be made by contacting the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Tel: 053-9163400 or 1890-200509 E-mail:

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