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The Tree Council Branching Out Fund

The Tree Council Branching Out Fund is now open.

The Tree Council has funds available to assist schools and community groups proposing to undertake well-planned tree planting projects this winter (November 2020 – March 2021), preferably during National Tree Week – 28th of November to 6th of December 2020.

A strong application will detail how the trees will be sourced, planted and cared for, whilst also demonstrating excellent value for money and active educational engagement of children and young people, up the age of 21.

You are able to apply for funding that covers trees, hedges and fruit trees. Reasonable costs of supports and aids – stakes, ties, cardboard guards (not plastic ones), mulch, fertiliser and peat-free soil amelioration products (only where conditions make this necessary).

Applications will be considered as they are received. You will hear the outcome of your application within 4 weeks of receipt, so you should ensure there is sufficient time to plan your project and purchase your trees. As much scoping as possible should be undertaken before application, including research into the feasibility of the purchasing and planting timescales.

Planting to take place between November 2020 and March 2021 (restrictions permitting) but preferably during National Tree Week – 28 November – 6 December or as near as possible afterwards, depending on when trees are available from supplier (seasonal variations affect this date)

Deadline for claims to be made: March 31 2021.

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