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Local Authority Treescapes Fund (part of the Nature for Climate Fund)

  • Farmland
  • Peri-urban
  • Riparian
  • Urban

  • Created habitats
  • England


The fund helps local authorities to restore tree cover in non-woodland areas which may have been impacted by issues such as disease, habitat degradation or ageing tree stock. The fund is focused on planting and natural colonisation of trees in areas outside of woodlands, including parklands, riparian zones, urban areas, beside roads and footpaths as well as trees in hedgerows and field boundaries (not hedgerows themselves).

Fund manager & award size

Forestry Commission

Bids from £50,000 to £300,000. See the fund website for additional details.


Local authorities: Borough, District and City Councils, as well as County Councils, Unitary and Metropolitan Boroughs may apply individually or in groups. Group applications from multiple local authorities are still strongly encouraged, as partnership working maximises the shared benefits for each partner. See the fund website for additional details.

How to apply

See the fund website for guidance.


Application deadline

Open all year round. Applications received after 30 June 2023 will be considered for projects which plan to begin planting during the planting season in the 2024-2025 financial year. See the fund website for updates.


The projects that receive funding after the 30th of June 2023 must finish and claim for their activities by 31/03/2025.

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