Applications for The Tree Council’s Tree Futures Grant are now open. Previously, the scheme offered help for tree planting through three separate programmes: Trees for Schools, Community Trees and Orchard Windfalls. This year, just one grant is on offer, which encompasses all the above and includes hedgerow planting in the scheme for the first time.
Any school or community group within the United Kingdom that is planning a project which actively involves children under the age of 16 is encouraged to apply for this grant to plant trees and hedges, and make a greener future.
The Tree Council’s National Tree Week is the focus for these projects and successful applicants organise their planting events in conjunction with this annual celebration of the new tree planting season.
Grants are available to fund projects between £300 and £1000 and successful applicants will receive up to 80% of their planting costs. For example, if the project totals £1000, The Tree Council would offer up to £800 with the remaining £200 needing to be secured by the applicant school or organisation.
The deadline for applications is 5pm, 17th May 2019, and successful applicants will be informed by the end of June, with planting normally taking place between 23rd of November to 1st of December.