Schools, community groups, parish and town councils, and tree warden networks within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get communities and young people up to the age of 21 involved in planting and caring for trees, hedges and orchards.
The funding is being made available through the Tree Council’s Branching Out Fund and will cover the cost of trees, hedges and fruit trees, reasonable costs of non-plastic protection and supports, and other aids to establishment such as peat-free compost and/or soil improvers.
Ideally planting should take place within National Tree Week – 27 November to 5 December 2021 – but this is not essential.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 17th December 2021, but early applications are encouraged to ensure availability of stock.
All projects must be completed and payments claimed by 31 March 2022.