The Orchard Windfalls Fund 2016 Is Now Open
14th February 2016
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The Tree Council is the UK's lead charity for trees, promoting their importance in a changing environment.  It was founded as the national tree planting campaign that would follow up the success of Plant A Tree In '73, encourage action for trees and run National Tree Week.

The Tree Council was founded in 1974, with government backing, as the umbrella body for UK organisations involved in tree planting, care and conservation.  The idea was to keep up the momentum of National Tree Planting Year 1973 (with its slogan of “Plant a Tree in ‘73”).  Today The Tree Council’s members range from professional non-governmental specialist and trade organisations, including other conservation charities, to local authorities and government bodies.

Orchard Windfalls Fund 2016 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applications must be on behalf of a school or community group which is a charity/not for profit organisation;
  • Children under the age of 16 must be ACTIVELY involved in the planting process;
  • Planting must take place on publicly accessible land, usually in public or charity ownership;
  • The school or community group must be able to raise 25% of planting costs;
  • Fruit-bearing shrubs or hedge plants are not eligible for funding;
  • Apple and pear trees on selected root stocks are the only trees eligible for funding;
  • Planting must take place during National Tree Week (or as soon as possible afterwards);
  • Applications in respect of work already carried out are not eligible.

If your project meets all the criteria listed, you are eligible to apply for a grant.

The deadline for applications is the 31st of March 2016.

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