If you wish to apply to the next round of our grants please revisit our site after National Tree Week 2017. Do be aware that we review our eligibility criteria every year. You will need to ensure that your project meets all the criteria listed, and that you are eligible to apply for a grant. The guidance and applications forms will be available shortly.
This grant fund is open to all schools and community groups within the United Kingdom, with the condition that children under the age of 16 are involved in the planting or, where the trees are too large to be directly handled by them, related educational activities. This educational aspect might be during the design, planning and planting of the orchard or, in schools, it might be part of curriculum related projects that will be enhanced by the preliminary activities or the subsequent availability of fruit trees on or near to the school site.
For reference, our Orchard Windfalls Fund 2017 Eligibility Criteria was:
- Applications must be on behalf of a school or community group which is a charity / not for profit organisation;
- Children under the age of 16 must be ACTIVELY involved in the planting process;
- Planting must take place on publicly accessible land, usually in public or charity ownership;
- The school or community group must be able to raise 25% of planting costs;
- Fruit-bearing shrubs or hedge plants are not eligible for funding;
- Apple and pear trees on selected root stocks are the only trees eligible for funding;
- Planting must take place during National Tree Week (or as soon as possible afterwards);
- Applications in respect of work already carried out are not eligible.
Case Study example of a recipient from our 2016 grants awards refer to:
Colonsay Community Garden - Orchard Windfalls 2016