Forestry Commission Funding
From April 2011, £4.2m was made available for The Big Tree Plant campaign, to support community groups to plant trees in towns, cities and residential areas throughout England. For more information about this funding, click here.
The Big Tree Plant funding is for community and civic groups, or other non-profit organisations to establish community-led tree planting projects in areas that would benefit most. Defra is particularly keen to see applications from communities in disadvantaged urban areas who lack access to green space.
The trees must be planted in streets or in green places that are open to all to visit or where local people will benefit from them. Whoever owns the land must give permission and support to the project, and there must be a plan to care for trees after they are planted. Groups working in areas where more trees would help to improve residents’ quality of life are strongly encouraged to apply for the funding.
Apply for Big Tree Plant fundingTo apply for Big Tree Plant funding you need to download the application form on The Big Tree Plant website, fill it in with the details of your scheme and return it by email to the address given on the form.
The fund is open for applications. The next deadline for the next round of funding is 15 March 2013; please go to The Big Tree Plant website for more information.
There are guidance notes in the application form to help you apply.
To contact The Big Tree Plant funding scheme administrator call 0800 856 7984.