East Riding of Yorkshire Community Tree Planting Fund 2021

This year’s East Riding of Yorkshire Community Tree Planting Fund that has just been launched.  This grant programme is for the purposes of delivering new tree planting activity and is open to private and public landowners across the East Riding of Yorkshire.   

ERYC are now welcoming applications for funding through this programme for 2021, for the purposes of creating new areas of native woodland, planting new clusters of native trees, or establishing new individual native standard trees.  There are no restrictions on who can apply to the fund for a grant, and it is envisaged that applications will be received from a range of individuals and groups such as private and public landowners, farmers and land managers, community groups, businesses, community organisations, charities, Town & Parish Councils, schools and faith groups. 

Applications to the fund should be made through the online FlexiGrant system, and this is available at https://eastridingofyorkshirecouncil.flexigrant.com/ where potential applicants are able to register and find all of the tree planting funds we currently have available, including the new East Riding of Yorkshire Community Tree Planting Fund. 

Attached is a Guidance Note supporting this fund which sets out the broad principles by which it is intended to make funding awards.  This Guidance Note is intended to steer applicants towards bringing forward the types of proposals that will be eligible through this fund, and these can be rural or urban in nature, and must demonstrate clear benefits to the East Riding of Yorkshire.  The deadline for the submission of applications for funding this year will be 31st August 2021 and a small grant panel will convene to oversee the process of awarding grants to successful applicants.  We hope to make all decisions regarding funding by 30th September 2021.