1 June 2020
Funding Available for Tree-Planting Projects
Schools and community groups can apply for grants for tree planting projects across the UK, preferably taking place during National Tree Week.
Each November, the Tree Council organises National Tree Week at the start of the tree planting season. Its purpose is to raise public awareness of trees and to encourage tree planting and good management.
Applications are now being accepted from schools, community groups, members of Tree Warden Networks and parish and town councils that want to undertake well-planned tree and hedge planting projects which involve young people aged up to 21.
Projects have to take place this winter (November 2020 – March 2021), preferably during National Tree Week (28 November – 6 December 2020). If funded projects cannot go ahead at any time this winter due to social distancing restrictions related to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, then the delivery deadline of the grant will be extended to the following year.
This year, the Tree Council will fund 100% of the cost (excluding VAT) of strong applications from £300 to an increased upper limit of £1,500.
The grants can be used for:
- Buying trees, hedges and fruit trees.
- Reasonable costs of supports and aids – stakes, ties, cardboard guards (not plastic ones), mulch, fertiliser and peat-free soil amelioration products (only where conditions make this necessary).
Applications are assessed on a rolling basis.