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We've provided this list to help but some may be out of date, so please check each organisation's website for to confirm availability.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 nameDetailsWhen to applyMore information
TCV – I Dig TreesFree tree packs, spiral guards and canes available for community groups to plant on publicly accessible land and not on private domestic property.Applications open nowLearn more about I Dig Trees at TCV
Carbon Footprint - UK Schools Tree ApplicationsSchools interested in planting trees or hedgerows on their grounds and promoting environmental education, can apply to receive donated trees at no cost.Any timeLearn more about UK Schools Tree Applications and apply via Carbon Footprint
eForests - free treesThe scheme is open for large projects (200+ trees). Primarily free trees for nature reserves, community woodlands or landowners with rewilding projects.Any timeLearn more about Free Trees from eForests
Tree Appeal - Trees for schoolsTree 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 timeLearn more about Trees for Schools and apply via Tree Appeal
The Tree Council - Orchards for SchoolsThe 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 nowLearn more about Orchards for Schools at The Tree Council
The Tree Council - Branching OutCommunity 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 close in December 2023Learn more about Branching out
Woodland Trust - free trees for schools and communitiesA range of tree packs are available for schools and community groups to apply for at no cost.Applications close in January 2024Learn more about Free trees for schools and communities at The Woodland Trust
Woodland Trust - MOREhedgesThe Woodland Trust will subsidise up to 75% of the cost of planting 100 metres of new hedging with trees every 6 metres.Applications open nowLearn about MOREhedges at The Woodland Trust
Woodland Trust - MOREwoodsWhere 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 nowLearn about MOREwoods at The Woodland Trust
People’s Trust for Endangered Species - orchard grantsCommunity orchards can apply for grants to fund new trees, rootstock and grafting materials.Applications open nowLearn more at People's Trust for Endangered Species