The Grant Scheme is now closed to new applicants.
Groups applied using an electronic application form which included guidance. Six grants rounds ran, each with an application deadline. Groups were encouraged to seek advice from tree planting partners and get in touch with the scheme administrator, Groundwork London, to seek advice and clarification about the grant.
Once Groundwork London had analysed the applications for eligibility and had made recommendations, an independent Grants Panel met to discuss and approve or reject projects. Many groups were given further advice on how to improve their projects and meet the scheme’s criteria.
After six full grant rounds and nearly 400 applications, 177 projects were approved, from big to small and ranging from Plymouth to Newcastle and from Brighton to Carlisle.
Planting will continue through the winters of 2013-14 and 2014-15. Tree care and maintenance will carry on for several years.
If you are involved in one of the approved projects, don’t forget that you will have to plant and make your claims in 2015 by 27th February 2015 at the very latest!