Funding for schools, businesses and community groups planting trees
If you represent a business, community group or school, there are many organisations offering funding and support to help you plant trees sustainably.
We've provided this list to help but some may be out of date, so please check each organisation's website for to confirm availability.
You should also read our tree planting advice.
|Scheme or project name||Details||When to apply||More information|
|I Dig Trees||Bundles of 50 trees, spiral guards and canes available for community groups.||Applications open now||Learn more about I Dig Trees|
|UK tree planting project||Schools can apply for freely donated whips (1 year old trees), sponsored by businesses: Planting accessories are also provided.||Any time||Learn more about the UK tree planting project|
|Free trees||Wildlife trusts and community woodland groups can apply for 200 or more free trees, to be planted on publicly accessible land.|
The Free Trees program must be the only source of funding, and ongoing monitoring and reporting is required.
|All year round||Learn more about Free Trees from EForests|
|UK community tree planting||Local community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for tree planting projects.||Applications open now||Learn more about UK community tree planting|
|Orchard Grants||Community orchards can apply for grants to fund new trees, rootstock and grafting materials.||Before September 2021||Learn more at People's Trust for Endangered Species|
|Tree Appeal||Schools and community groups can apply for free trees, paid for by sponsors, for hedgerows and nature reserves.||All year round||Learn more about Tree appeal|
|Branching out||Community groups and charities can apply for between £300 and £1,500 of funding for planting projects with public benefit; such as community engagement or education.||Before November 2021.||Learn more about Branching out|
|Orchards for schools||Schools can apply for free orchard trees or fruiting hedgerows to encourage pupils and students to get outside, plant and care for trees. |
Teachers will also so receive resources linked to the national curriculum.
|Register your interest for 2021 funding now.||Learn more about Orchards for schools|
|Free trees for schools and community groups||Schools and community groups can apply for specialist packs to grow hedges, copses, and fruit and nut trees. |
These are suitable for areas roughly the size of tennis courts to football pitches.
|Apply now for 2022.||Learn more about free trees for schools and community groups|
|Subsidised tree packs||Subsidised tree packs of 30 to 420 trees, starting at £41.15.||All year round||View subsidised tree packs at The Woodland Trust|
|MOREhedges||The Woodland Trust will subsidise up to 75% of the cost of planting 100 metres of new hedging with trees every 6 metres. |
Advice and guidance will be provided.
|Apply by November 2021||Learn about MoreHedges at The Woodland Trust|