The grants programme for 2013 is now CLOSED. The information below is for reference only.
Grant applications for the 2013 planting season are now closed. We hope to re-open the Tree Futures grant programme for applications for planting in 2014 after National Tree Week 2013 (23rd November - 1st December).
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 23 November to 1 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.
In addition, in 2013 we are offering funds for fruit tree planting by schools and community groups through our Orchard Windfalls fund.
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.
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.