This programme is specifically for Regional and Country Parks

You can apply for a grant of up to £40k per Council to support tree planting in Regional and/or Country Parks. This can be for one park or support activity in several parks.

For some parks, it is anticipated this funding will be used to provide an uplift and add value to tree and woodland planting which is already planned and/or underway. In other areas, it may support new tree planting plans and activity. There will be a rapid turnaround of grant applications to enable planting to be undertaken by 31 March 2023.

The grant can be used to cover the costs of preparation, purchase, planting, or other related cost of tree planting. There are no restrictions on types of tree or size – it is important that the right trees are planted in the right places - with the emphasis on planting native species. In some parks, there may be opportunities to support planting in areas which experienced significant tree loss and damage during Storm Arwen, in other areas the focus may be on increasing canopy cover, climate adaptation and resilience, biodiversity enhancement and naturalising greenspace management. There is potential for planting of fruit trees and community orchards to be supported. We are also open to exploring flexible and creative approaches to tree planting outwith the current planting season so long as funds are fully committed by 31 March 2023.