Get funding to plant trees
Tree planting season is well under way and it’s the perfect time to plant trees to improve local communities and schools by making them more attractive, provide shade and encourage wildlife.
The Greenwood Community Forest Team is offering free advice and funding of up to £300 to help schools, parish councils and community groups with tree planting projects. Funding is available to support groups who want to plant trees in school grounds or on community green space up to mid March 2013.
Projects could include planting to provide areas of shade, creating or enhancing a wildlife area, screening unsightly areas or healthy living projects such as planting apple trees.
To be eligible, your scheme must:
Plant native tree or shrub species (advice is available on suitable choices)
Involve the school and/or local community
Be situated within one of the following districts: Broxtowe, Gedling, or Mansfield.
Be located on school grounds or publicly accessible land.
Deadline for applications
The deadline for applications is 30 January 2013, but funding is limited so parish councils, groups and schools are encouraged to apply early.
For further information about the Greenwood Community Tree Planting Grant scheme or to request a copy of the guidance notes and an application form, contact the Greenwood Team on tel: 0115 969 6518 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.