Funding for tree planting projects – Apply now!

3 03 2010

Tree Council – Community Trees / Trees for Schools

The Tree Council’s two grants programmes, the ‘Trees for Schools’ and ‘Community Trees’ funds are available for schools and community groups within the UK who are able to show that children under the age of 16 will be actively engaged in the planting projects.

The Tree Council’s National Tree Week (this year from 25 November to 6 December 2010) is the focus for these projects and successful applicants should organise their planting events in conjunction with this annual celebration of the new tree planting season.

They are able to fund projects between £100 and £700 and successful applicants will receive up to 75% towards their planting costs. For example, if your project totals £700, The Tree Council would offer up to £525. The remaining 25% will need to be secured by your school or organisation.

If you are interested in applying for this year, the 2010 application forms for schools and community groups are now available to download, with a closing date of 31 March 2010.

To apply for a grant, please click on the title above, complete the relevant application form and post it to The Tree Council, 71 Newcomen Street, London, SE1 1YT. Tel: 020 7407 9992 Fax: 020 7407 9908 Email: info@treecouncil.org.uk

Above information supplied by:

Debbie Alston

Biodiversity Project Officer

01629 539771

Debbie.alston@derbyshire.gov.uk.

Lowland Derbyshire Biodiversity Partnership www.derbyshirebiodiversity.org.uk.

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