The main aim of The Big Tree Plant funding scheme is to encourage and support community groups to plant trees in neighbourhoods where people live and work.
We want to help improve the quality of life of those living in England’s towns, cities and residential areas by making neighbourhoods more attractive, healthy places to live; especially in areas of greatest deprivation and/or where there is little greenery.
We want to encourage citizens to take responsibility for establishing, protecting and enhancing green spaces in their local area.
The scheme can fund work such as community involvement, site surveys and expert advice as well as trees, planting materials, labour, and tree care and maintenance.
The Big Tree Plant funding scheme will give £4 million in grants during the campaign (2011 to 2015).
We want this to pay for the planting of at least one million trees in a mixture of small groups of trees in greenspaces, other neighbourhood tree planting and street trees.
More detail is available in the application form and guidance
Find out more about the wider campaign or to discuss the grant scheme, contact:
The Big Tree Plant funding scheme administrator
c/o Groundwork London, 12 Baron Street, London, N1 9LL.
Tel.: 0800 856 7984
The Big Tree Plant funding scheme is provided by the Forestry Commission as part of its contribution to the Defra led partnership. It is part of our wider work to get more tree planting and more tree care in England.