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We've provided this list to help but some may be out of date, so please check each organisation's website for to confirm availability.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
I Dig TreesBundles of 50 trees, spiral guards and canes available for community groups.Applications open nowLearn more about I Dig Trees
UK tree planting projectSchools can apply for freely donated whips (1 year old trees), sponsored by businesses: Planting accessories are also provided.Any timeLearn more about the UK tree planting project
Free treesWildlife 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 roundLearn more about Free Trees from EForests
UK community tree plantingLocal community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for tree planting projects. Applications open nowLearn more about UK community tree planting
Orchard GrantsCommunity orchards can apply for grants to fund new trees, rootstock and grafting materials.Before September 2021Learn more at People's Trust for Endangered Species
Tree AppealSchools and community groups can apply for free trees, paid for by sponsors, for hedgerows and nature reserves. All year roundLearn more about Tree appeal
Branching outCommunity 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 schoolsSchools 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 groupsSchools 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 packsSubsidised tree packs of 30 to 420 trees, starting at £41.15. All year roundView subsidised tree packs at The 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.

Advice and guidance will be provided.
Apply by November 2021Learn about MoreHedges at The Woodland Trust