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New Grant Scheme for Community Tree Planting Projects

Published: 10th December 2012

The Tree Council of Ireland, in partnership with Balfour Beatty CLG, is delighted to announce a new grants scheme to support community groups and organisations who are attempting to improve their local area through the planting of trees.

The application process is competitive and projects will be judged on their ability to fulfil key criteria such as providing long term benefits in locations with little greenery or tree cover, applying good practice in the selection, planting and management of trees, active engagement of the local community in the project and having in place a plan for ensuring the proper care and maintenance of the trees into the future. Successful applicants will receive up to 75% towards their project costs subject to a maximum grant of €500 per project. The grants scheme is aimed at groups who are community focussed and which foster participation across the generations.

 
The application form and information about the scheme may be downloaded from www.treecouncil.ie or e-mail: trees@treecouncil.ie. The closing date for receipt of applications is January 20th 2013.

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