Round 3 of Local Authority Treescapes Fund Opens to Applications

Funding available to local authorities in England to increase tree planting and natural regeneration in local communities.

The Local Authority Treescapes Fund (LATF) provides funding for the establishment of trees in non-woodland settings. These may include parks, riparian zones, copses and shelterbelts, as well as green lanes, small linear woodlands alongside roads and footpaths, and vacant and disused community spaces.

Planting and protecting new trees that are intended to grow into mature standards within hedgerows is also permitted (though the creation of new hedgerows is not).

Funding will be available to all local authorities, via applications from top tier authorities.

Local authorities are strongly encouraged to work with other organisations, NGOs, community groups and private individuals to deliver tree planting and natural regenerations.

Grants worth £50,000 to £300,000 will be available.

Round three applications may be submitted until 30 June 2023.

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.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)