The Tree Council has funds available to assist community groups proposing to undertake tree planting projects during National Tree Week (Saturday 25th November – Sunday 3rd December), or as soon as possible afterwards.
The Community Trees Fund is open to projects where the total tree planting costs are between £100 and £700. Only community groups may apply and children under the age of 16 must be actively involved in the planting process. Applicants will need to contribute 25% match funding to the project.
The Tree Council will only fund up to 4 fruit trees on semi-vigorous, vigorous and very vigorous rootstocks. (Groups wishing to plant more than 4 fruit trees can apply to the Council’s Orchard Windfalls Fund.) Hedge plants and willow trees are not eligible for funding; nor are applications regarding work already carried out.
The closing date for applications is Friday 31st March.
For further information, please visit the Tree Council website.