Applications for the 2014 planting season are now closed.
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 (from 29 November to 7 December in 2014) 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, we are offering funds for fruit trees planting by schools and community groups through our Orchard Windfalls fund, first launched for the 2013 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.
With the generous support of an anonymous donor we have been able to produce a Key Stage 1 & 2 teaching and learning resource which will be sent out free of charge to all successful grant applicants. See further information and purchasing details for the Tree Ties CD ROM here.
The Tree Council's member organisation, the Royal Forestry Society, has a comprehensive list of tree planting grants in the United Kingdom available on their website.