The Tree Council is inviting Charities and not-for-profit community organisations operating in the UK to apply for a grant to pay for fruit trees to be planted during National Tree Week (24th November to 2nd December in 2018).
The Tree Council is able to fund projects costing between £100 and £700 with successful applicants receiving up to 75% towards their planting costs. Grants can cover the cost of the trees, necessary supports and aids to establishment (stakes, ties and guards, plus fertiliser, mulch and soil amelioration where conditions make this appropriate). In 2016, Colonsay Community Garden was supported by The Tree Council through the Tree Futures Orchard Windfalls receiving a grant to extend their mini orchard, a garden created from waste land adjacent to the Village Hall. Apply by the 31st March 2018.