Tree Council - Branching Out Fund

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Aims/priorities: The Tree Council was founded in 1973 with major support from the then Department of the Environment and in 1978 became an independent registered charity. The Tree Council's aims are to:

Improve the environment in town and country by promoting the planting and conservation of trees and woods throughout the United Kingdom.

Disseminate knowledge about trees and their management.

Act as a forum for organisations concerned with trees, to identify national problems and to provide initiatives for cooperation.

Each November, the Tree Council organises National Tree Week at the start of the tree planting season.  National Tree Week is the UK's largest annual tree planting campaign and a nationwide festival of trees. Its purpose is to raise public awareness of trees and to encourage tree planting and good management.

The aim of the Branching Out Fund is to assist schools and community groups in the UK with tree- and hedge-planting projects that actively involve children and young people up to the age of 21.

Who can apply? Funding can be awarded to:

  • Schools.
  • Constituted community groups that have their own bank account.
  • Members of Tree Warden Networks.
  • Parish and Town councils.

This list is not exhaustive and organisations should contact the Tree Council if they are interested in applying.

Grant amount: Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available.

If the cost of the planned project is likely to exceed the £2,000 limit, the Tree Council suggests that a funding application is made for a standalone section of the project.

Funding is awarded after the project is completed and the grant is claimed. Details on how to claim the grant will be provided to successful applicants alongside their letter of offer. Grants should be claimed by no later than 17 March 2023 (midnight).

Application process: The application form, guidance notes and supporting resources are available on the website of the Tree Council.

Completed applications should be submitted by email.

Deadline: Sunday 4 December 2022. 

Contact information: Tel: 07927 550431 Email:

Website: Our grants - The Tree Council

up to £1000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Children and Young People
Unpublish Date: 
Sunday, 4 December, 2022