Funding for tree planting projects

The government supported Urban Tree Challenge Fund has re-opened to applications from community and volunteer groups, town councils and individuals, for tree planting projects in cities and towns across England.

The funding is open to applications from –

  • Small organisations or community groups for between £10,000 and £30,000 for smaller, focused areas of planting
  • Block bids of over £250,000 with no upper limit to enable multiple projects that are either geographically dispersed or focused in one area to be submitted under one application.

The fund provides 50% of standard costs for planting and establishment. The remaining 50% must be met through match funding.

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on the 25 July 2021. For further information see the Urban Tree Challenge Fund webpage.


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