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Tree Council Offer Grants for Orchard Planting in the UK

Due to the generosity of donors, the Tree Council has funds available to assist schools and community groups proposing to undertake well-planned orchard planting projects during National Tree Week.

Schools and community groups which are charities or other not for profit organisations in the UK are eligible to apply for funds to support projects where the total tree planting costs are between £100 and £700.

In order to be eligible for the Orchards Windfalls Fund, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • 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.
  • Apple and pear trees on selected root stocks are the only trees eligible for funding.
  • Planting must take place during National Tree Week 2014.

Eligible costs include the cost of the trees and any reasonable cost of necessary supports and aids: stakes, ties, guards, fertiliser, mulch and soil amelioration (where conditions make this appropriate). The project costs should total at least £100 in order for the application to be considered.

National Tree Week takes place during the week of 29 November to 7 December 2014.

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2014.

For more information on the Orchard Windfalls Fund, visit The Tree Council website

If you have a Roots & Shoots project that qualifies for this funding please apply for it! Good Luck!

the Roots & Shoots Team

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