Urban Tree Challenge Fund Now Open

Funding is now available to support the planting of 130,000 trees in England’s towns and cities.

Today the Forestry Commission launches the Urban Tree Challenge Fund, with grants available over the next two years to green urban areas and help meet the government’s target to plant one million urban trees by 2022. Initially the Urban Tree Challenge Fund is open to block bids, these are applications with a value of at least £500,000 that contain multiple small planting projects.

You can download your application form and find out more about the fund, including whether you are eligible to apply using our Urban Tree Challenge Fund guide on GOV.UK. The application window is now open and will close at midnight on 28 July 2019. Further details about the funding that is available can be found in the Expanding urban forests leaflet.

To get an overview of the fund and have the opportunity to ask any questions, join the Webinar at 12:30pm on Wednesday 12 June 2019. Register now to join the webinar.

For advice and help submitting your application contact:

Brian Hawtin, Tilhill Forestry Principal Landscape Architect.

Tel: 01892 860411or email: brian.hawtin@tilhill.com