The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has launched round two of the Local Authority Treescapes fund to increase tree planting and natural regeneration in local communities.
£5.4 million is available during this funding round to establish more trees in non-woodland areas such as parks, riparian zones, copses and shelterbelts, as well as green lanes, beside roads and footpaths, and vacant and disused community spaces. Up to one hundred grants of between £50,000 and £300,000 will be awarded to unitary and top tier Local Authorities (LAs) in England, working together with community groups, volunteers, and non-governmental organisations to target landscapes that have been neglected in the past, ecologically damaged or affected by tree diseases.
Lower tier LAs, including District, Borough and Parish Councils, will not normally be eligible to apply individually but can participate in partnership with a top tier LA as part of a group bid.
The deadline for applications is 23:59 on the 31 May 2022.