Urban Tree Challenge Fund

Deadline 31st May 2020

The Forestry Commission opened  round two of the Urban Tree Challenge Fund on 30 March 2020, which is for community and volunteer groups, town councils and individuals to apply for a share of the £10million pot to increase tree numbers in urban areas through small scale planting projects. 

As Round 2 is partly targeted at community and volunteer groups, they are asked to adhere to government guidelines and not meet in person to discuss an application. Application forms are available online and can be discussed by your group virtually. Only emailed applications will be accepted during this time.

The successful applicants of Round 2 will not be expected to plant their trees until the next tree planting season (winter 2020/21), and it is hoped that COVID-19 will not impact on tree planting activity. However, due to the group nature of this activity, there will be a reassessment in the future to ensure government guidelines are being followed.



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