Community grants | Central Bedfordshire Council

Community grants

How to get a grant for planting trees

Our tree planting fund helps local voluntary and community organisations to deliver tree and hedge planting schemes. This applies to Central Bedfordshire only and helps us deliver the commitments set out in our sustainability plan.

How to apply

Please read the guidance notes before applying (PDF).

Apply online for a tree grant

The first bidding round for the scheme is now closed. Applications are now being accepted for the second round, which will run from 1 May 2021 to 28 February 2022.

About our tree grant fund

We plan to provide funding (or match funding) to increase tree, shrub and hedge planting in our area. Projects can vary in size from at least 5 trees, up to larger areas of new woodland.

£125,000 is available to enable tree and hedge planting. For applications over £5,000, please talk to us before you apply.

Email: community.grants@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

We recognise that trees are essential for people, wildlife and the environment. Planting more trees and hedgerows is a key way to meet the climate challenge.

It helps to:

  • increase biodiversity and
  • mitigate other environmental issues such as flooding and air pollution
  • create a nicer environment that benefits communities in many ways

Sources of match funding

Read about funding from the Woodland Trust

Find out about grants from the Tree Council

Any questions?

Email: community.grants@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk