Plant trees and hedges in your community

We have a range of opportunities available to help you plant trees and hedgerows in your area.

Community Hedge Fund

This can provide up to 100% grants for volunteer Tree Wardens and community groups in England to plant new hedgerows and hedgerow trees and gap up existing hedgerows this winter. The application deadline is Sunday 8 August 2021. Find out more and apply here.

Planting can be in rural or urban areas on private or public land where the community will benefit. The scheme is part of our work on the Close the Gap programme, funded by the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. With our partners, we’re focused on achieving bigger, healthier, better-connected hedgerows.

Orchards for Schools

We’re giving away free orchard tree and hedgerow packs to inspire teachers and pupils across the country to get outdoors to connect, learn about, plant and care for trees. Teachers will also receive a set of resources linked to the national curriculum to help pupils engage and learn from the project.

Apply for your pack now and become a #ForceForNature.

The Branching Out Fund

This grant fund aims to get communities and young people up to the ages of 21 involved in tree and hedge planting and care. Thanks to the generosity of donors, we were able to support schools and community groups proposing the undertake well-planned tree, orchard and hedge planting projects.

Applications for the 20/21 planting season are now closed. To receive information about when the 21/22 grants will open for applications this summer, please sign up.