A call for applications has gone out to community and greenspace groups in Yorkshire for the Betty’s Trees for Life Fund. This is suitable for the likes of Bloom groups and Friends groups for parks and green spaces as well as Parish Councils, CICs, schools and social enterprises.
The fund aims to support groups working to improve local green spaces and wildlife habitats through tree planting projects, improved access to woodland and environmental management and education projects. The link between accessible green space and well being is well documented and the fund is also interested in projects that aim to use environmental activity to promote good physical and mental health. Improvement projects could also focus on invasive species removal, wetland enhancement
Grants are available from £500 to £4000. The fund is currently accepting applications and there will be two grant rounds in 2019 with decisions on applications for grant awards made in March 2019 and September 2019. Deadlines for applications will be:-
25th February 2019 (for March 2019 panel)
26th August 2019 (for September 2019 panel)
Applications which miss the deadline date will be put forward into the next funding round subject to available funding.
More info and application details on the website of the Two Ridings Community Foundation – the York-based charitable body which administers the grants for Betty’s.
There are also guidance notes to read before applying and these can be found here: