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We've provided this list to help but some may be out of date, so please check each organisation's website for to confirm availability.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|
|TCV – I Dig Trees||Free tree packs, spiral guards and canes available for community groups to plant on publicly accessible land and not on private domestic property.||Applications open now||Learn more about I Dig Trees at TCV|
|Carbon Footprint - UK Schools Tree Applications||Schools interested in planting trees or hedgerows on their grounds and promoting environmental education, can apply to receive donated trees at no cost.||Any time||Learn more about UK Schools Tree Applications and apply via Carbon Footprint|
|eForests - free trees||The scheme is open for large projects (200+ trees). Primarily free trees for nature reserves, community woodlands or landowners with rewilding projects.||Any time||Learn more about Free Trees from eForests|
|Tree Appeal - Trees for schools||Tree Appeal provides trees to schools and colleges throughout the UK. They are paid for by corporate sponsors so there is no charge to the schools receiving them.||Any time||Learn more about Trees for Schools and apply via Tree Appeal|
|The Tree Council - Orchards for Schools||The Tree Council is giving away free school orchard tree and hedgerow packs to inspire and empower teachers and students around the UK to be a #ForceForNature by connecting, learning and caring for trees and nature.||Applications open now||Learn more about Orchards for Schools at The Tree Council|
|The Tree Council - Branching Out||Community groups and charities can apply for between £200 and £2,000 of funding for planting projects with public benefit; such as community engagement or education.||Applications open summer 2023||Learn more about Branching out|
|Woodland Trust - free trees for schools and communities||A range of tree packs are available for schools and community groups to apply for at no cost.||Applications open autumn 2023||Learn more about Free trees for schools and communities at The Woodland Trust|
|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.||Applications open now for Autumn 2023||Learn about MOREhedges at The Woodland Trust|
|Woodland Trust - MOREwoods||Where 500+ trees are planted as woodland on at least half a hectare, the Woodland Trust will help design your woodland, supply the agreed trees, and cover up to 75% of costs.||Applications open now for Autumn 2023||Learn about MOREwoods at The Woodland Trust|
|People’s Trust for Endangered Species - orchard grants||Community orchards can apply for grants to fund new trees, rootstock and grafting materials.||Applications open in Autumn 2023||Learn more at People's Trust for Endangered Species|