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Tree Planting Grant Scheme 2023

Our Tree Planting Grant Scheme encourages small scale tree planting in the National Park.

The aim of this grant is to enhance the tree cover within the National Park to support delivery of National Park Partnership Plan priorities and improve and enhance our natural capital for the benefit of people and wildlife.

The scheme is open to businesses, organisations, individuals and community or voluntary groups.

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Previous Years

In total, since 2019, our Tree Planting Grant Scheme has funded 24 tree planting projects in the National Park, with over 3,500 trees planted.

Projects included planting native trees along riverbanks, in green spaces and on farmland. The projects were undertaken by a variety of groups including small farms, a Fisheries Trust, a school, a sculpture centre and other individuals.

What we fund

The grant offers financial assistance (up to £3,000) to plant individual trees or small areas of woodland that might not usually be eligible for other funding.

The grant scheme will support planting of trees that deliver the following priority outcomes:

  • Enhancement of riparian and loch shore habitats, usually within 10m of a water course.
  • Enhancement of Historic Gardens and Designed Landscapes. We have mapped appropriate locations.
  • Enhancement of Tree Preservation Orders and Conservation Areas. We have mapped appropriate locations.
  • Enhancement of the public realm and delivery of public amenity benefits, such as locations adjacent to core paths, public roads and in areas of green space used by the public.
  • Enhancement of tree integration into agricultural systems (Agroforestry).
  • Enhancement of individual tree features where they are threatened by Ash dieback (Chalara).
  • Other proposals that bring biodiversity, climate or landscape benefits.

More information on this can be found in our Tree Planting Grant Scheme Guidance at the bottom of this page.


Planting in single or multiple tree cages on river banks

How to apply

Download the scheme guidance and application form below for more information and to apply for funding. If you have any questions about this please contact or call 01389 722600.

Closing dates for applications

The closing dates for applications this year will be 30th September and 30th November.

For more information on other grant funding available, please visit our Grants & Funding page.

You can download the application form below. The form may open in a new tab. If this happens, please save the file to your desktop before filling in your details. You can then submit your completed form to us via email at

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