Trees for schools and communities

The Tree Council’s Tree Futures offers help for tree planting through two grants programmes, the ‘Trees for Schools’ and ‘Community Trees’ funds.  Any school or community group within the UK that is planning a project that actively involves children under 16 is encouraged to draw on the fund to plant trees and make a greener future.

The Tree Council’s National Tree Week (this year from 26 November to 4 December) is the focus for these projects and successful applicants organise their planting events in conjunction with our annual celebration of the new tree planting season.

We 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.

Applications for 2011 are now OPEN. Please see the Schools or Community pages to download an application form.

With the generous support of an anonymous donor we have been able to produce a teaching and learning resource which will be sent out free of charge to all successful grant applicants.

To see taster pages and information about how to purchase the CD ROM please click on this Tree Ties link.

Trees for Schools Fund, part of our Tree Futures grant programme.

This grant is open to all schools within the United Kingdom with pupils aged sixteen or under.

For ideas to inspire children to plant trees in their schools and celebrate this experience creatively as part of their curriculum, see our Tree Ties CD.

For alternative ideas on exciting things to do with your school grounds, you can visit the website of Love School Grounds.

Community Trees Fund, part of our Tree Futures grant programme.

This grant fund is open to community groups, both formal and ad hoc, within the United Kingdom.

Please ensure that children aged up to sixteen are included in the planting project.

Grant Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications must be on behalf of a Community Group which must be a charity / not for profit organisation
  • Children under the age of 16 must be ACTIVELY involved in the planting process
  • Planting must take place on publicly accessible land, usually in public or charity ownership
  • The Community group must be able to raise 25% of planting costs
  • Hedge plants and willow are not eligible for funding
  • Apple and pear trees on selected root stocks are the only fruit trees eligible for funding
  • Applications in respect of work already carried out are ineligible

March 19, 2011   Posted in: Community

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