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Women in Forestry Practical Training Fund


Scottish Forestry and the Skills Group of the Scottish Forestry and Timber Technologies Industry Leadership Group is supporting the Women in Forestry Practical Training Fund and you can apply now.

Look for the badge on courses eligible for the Women in Forestry Practical Training Fund

The Women in Forestry Practical Training Fund has been established by Scottish Forestry and the Skills Group of the Scottish Forestry and Timber Technologies Industry Leadership Group to support the personal development of women, providing them with additional skills to progress their careers and employment opportunities in Scottish forestry beyond their current role.

The fund is open to any woman resident in Scotland who is either already working in or studying in the sector, or who is keen to start work in this area, who can demonstrate how the training course will support the development of their business or employment options.


This provides women working in Forestry, or who wish to work in Forestry, with greater opportunities for training, to help address the current gender imbalance within the sector. 





Simply look for the badge, or click here to find a variety of courses compatible with the Women in Forestry Practical Training Fund.

Are you a training provider with courses that might be suitable for the Women in Forestry Practical Training Fund? We would be delighted to help you get them listed here with the SkillSeeder Women in Forestry badge! Just email to get started.


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Look for the Women in Forestry Badge!

In conjunction with the fund, SkillSeeder has worked with Lantra Scotland to create the SkillSeeder Women in Forestry Badge, which makes it quick and easy to find an eligible training course!

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Have a question, or need help with your application?

If you still have a question or need support filling in your application please get in touch via the contact form below. 

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Funding FAQs

Got a question? We'll help you find the answer. 

What if I can't find the Women in Forestry training course that I'm looking for or believe that a course that isn’t listed should have this badge? 

Our team are working hard to include a wide range of associated training courses on the SkillSeeder platform. If you can't find the course you a looking for or believe a course should have the Women in Forestry badge please let us know! Our team will do all they can to find/appoint a training provider in Scotland who is offering this course for you. Please complete this form with the details of the course you are looking for or believe should have this badge.  

If there is no training opportunity located in Scotland, can I apply for training if it is located elsewhere? 

Provided you are resident in Scotland, and the training is not available or accessible locally, we will consider applications for training located elsewhere. 

Should I apply for funding before booking a course? 
Applicants should submit their application for funding first and should not book a place on a course until they have received approval. Payments cannot be made retrospectively. 

When will I hear if my application has been successful?  
Once you have applied for a course your application may need to be reviewed by a panel. This panel will meet at least every two weeks, and you will be advised as to whether your application for funding has been successful no more than 5 days after that date.  Please wait for confirmation that your application for funding has been successful before booking.


My application for funding has been successful. Who should I contact to arrange a place on my chosen training course?   

If your application for funding is successful, you will be required to contact the training provider of your chosen course within 2 weeks from the date of receiving your email to register your place on the training course. 


I have not received acknowledgement of my application? 

In the first instance please check the status on your application here. If you have further queries concerning the status of your application please contact the SkillSeeder team through the contact form below.  

How soon should I undertake my training? 
Training should be completed within 6 months from the date of your confirmation email, however under exceptional circumstances there may be an opportunity for this to be extended. 


What if someone needs assistance with their application? 

We are more than happy to provide support to applicants during the application process if required, you can contact us at

What if I can't attend my course? 
If you are unable to attend a course due to mitigating circumstances, please notify ourselves and the training provider as soon as possible. Please note that failure to attend the training course with no reasonable notice or explanation may result in you being liable for the full cost of re-booking the training.   

If I am not a resident in Scotland but work in a land based business in Scotland am I eligible?


I'm a training provider working in this area, how do I get involved with the Women in Forestry Practical Training fund? 
If you're a training provider based in Scotland and would like to be included in the Women in Forestry Badge initiative, please contact the SkillSeeder team


What if I am not eligible for this funding? 

Where alternative funding may be more appropriate Lantra will advise accordingly.


Can I apply to a course that is over £500? 

Training up to the value of £500 per course will be fully funded; any training over the value of £500 per course will be considered and assessed on a case by case basis. Please provide comprehensive details regarding the benefits of this course to your particular situation to allow us to best assess your application.


Can I apply for more than one course?

You can apply for more than one course at a time, though we will only review them one at a time, and so it might be better to apply for the course you want to do first, then apply after you have heard whether or not you have been successful. If you apply for more than one, we will review the first, and place the others on the waiting list until the first has been reviewed, and approved or rejected.

Complaints Procedure
We are committed to providing the best possible service and would like to resolve your complaint as quickly as possible. If you are dissatisfied with our service or a training provider's course, please do let us know. Please see our Complaints Procedure page.

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