• Community Tree Planting Grants

    The International Tree Fund (ITF) has launched the UK Community Tree Planting Programme as part of it’s 90th anniversary celebrations.
    Grants of up to £1,000 are available to not for profit organisations for projects lasting up to one year that start between 1st December 2014 and 1st April 2015. The programme will support community scale projects that:

    • Conserve, restore and protect indigenous trees and woodlands, forests, habitats and associated biodiversity
    • Support community engagement in tree planting to promote reforestation
    • Increase awareness of the importance of trees and forests to environmental and human well-being and encourage social cohesion and inclusion.

    Previous projects have included:
    Urban based planting to regenerate heritage woodland orchard for the benefit of wildlife and to create access to trees for disabled children.
    Wildlife corridors have been planted to link existing wooded areas and for one community, native trees and hedgerows were planted around the whole village, together with a small orchard at the local school.
    The deadline for applications is 17th October 2014 and the decisions will be announced on 28th November 2014.
    Click here to visit the website and find out more.

    Posted on 2nd October 2014