If you are a school or community group who would like to plant trees or hedgerows in your local area this winter, The Tree Council Branching Out Fund will support well-planned projects between £300 – £1,500. It is a simple process and, if you are successful, funding will cover 100% of the cost (excluding VAT) provided that young people up to the age of 21 are actively involved in the planting.

At this time, it is unclear what social distancing rules will be in place when the tree planting season begins again. However, the organisation is still keen to encourage groups to develop tree planting projects, managed by small groups in their communities. If Covid-19 restrictions allow, it is hoped safely-run tree planting activities will happen during National Tree Week – 28 November to 6 December 2020. If your funded project cannot go ahead at any time this winter due to social distancing restrictions, then the delivery deadline of your grant will be extended to the following year.

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The Tree Council- Branching Out Fund