Trees for Climate - Funding and Support Available Now

Trees for Climate - Funding and Support Available Now

New tree planting grant - Open to applications

Trees for Climate is a Defra backed grant being delivered through England's Community Forests, tailored to the tree planting needs of communities and landowners across urban and rural areas. It is available in Bristol, Bath& NE Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

In Year 1, between December 2020 and March 2021, we helped plant and establish over 15ha of trees and in Year 2 we have planted and supported a massive 82 hectares (around 114 football pitches!) working with a wide range of landowners from farmers to community groups, businesses and authorities, parish councils and many others.

Trees for Climate can cover up to 100% of costs, including up to 15 years of establishment and maintenance payments and can support planting of feathered/standard trees, hedgerows with trees, community planting including orchards, and farm woodlands.

Applications are assessed on value for money and contribution to Community Forest objectives, including landscape enhancement; biodiversity; climate change mitigation, catchment management and community benefit and engagement. 

We offer free advice on Trees for Climate and the other tree planting grant schemes which are available and can help you develop proposals and secure Forestry Commission regulatory approvals.

If you would like further details, please email:

treesforclimate@forestofavontrust.org or call 0117 963 3383 (Option 2 or 3)


Trees for Climate is run by the Forest of Avon Trust, as one of England's Community Forests and funded by Defra. 

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