A new £10 million plan will see more than 130,000 trees planted across England’s towns and cities. Through the Urban Tree Challenge Fund, grants will be made available over the next two years to green urban areas and help meet the government’s target to plant one million urban trees by 2022.
The scheme, which will be administered by the Forestry Commission, will be open to individuals, local authorities, charities and NGOs. Grants will fund the planting of trees and the first three years of their care to ensure they can flourish into the future.
The grant will be delivered as a challenge fund, and therefore match funding will be required from those who apply.
The scheme will support projects which can provide the greatest environmental and social benefits, and applications will be processed by the Forestry Commission. A map will be available to check eligibility before applying.
More details and closing dates will be published when the Fund opens in late May 2019.