Community Tree Planting Grants 2019-20

In September 2019, the Mayor awarded over £600,000 to more than 30 projects that will plant over 40,000 trees across London. These projects will run from September 2019 to March 2020, and are expected to involve over 2,500 adult volunteers and over 5,000 children.

Find a project in your area on our Greener City Map.

Barking and Dagenham

The Chase Nature Reserve Hedges for Wildlife and Connectivity

Thames Chase Trust, working in partnership with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and Friends of Eastbrookend Country Park, has been awarded £8,900 to plant 750 saplings and 20 larger trees at The Chase Nature Reserve in Dagenham. 

The project will extend and gap-up an existing hedge, and work with volunteers to use traditional hedgelaying techniques, creating a stock-proof hedge that creates connections between habitats.

Barnet

Barnet Parks Play Area Tree Planting

London Borough of Barnet has been awarded £24,730 to plant 76 trees at Halliwick Recreation Ground and Malcolm Park. The trees will be planted next to children's play areas to help create shade and reduce children's exposure to air pollution.

Bexley & Greenwich

Trees for Thamesmead

Peabody Trust, working in partnership with Groundwork London and North West Kent Countryside Partnership, have been awarded £32,000 to plant over 4,000 trees across three sites in Thamesmead. The project will create a new woodland area in Birchmere Park, restore and enhance a community orchard at Crossway Park, and plant new trees next to Southmere Lake.

Camden

TCV 60th Anniversary Tree Planting

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), working in partnership with London Borough of Camden, West Hampstead Green Gym and Friends of Westbere Copse, have been awarded £15,773 to plant 3,200 tree saplings at the Westcroft Estate in West Hampstead.

The trees will form a 320m long native hedge, to be planted at a special event to celebrate TCV's 60th anniversary, to be held during National Tree Week 2019.

Croydon

Trees for People

London Borough of Croydon has been awarded £20,000 to plant 80 trees across eight sheltered accommodation and social housing sites across the borough. Trees will be planted at Ashburton Memorial Homes, Brookhurst Court, Davidson Lodge, Freeman Court, Gordon Crescent, Sevenoaks House, Tonbridge House and Cherry Tree Green.

Upper Norwood Recreation Ground Tree Planting

London Wildlife Trust has been awarded £6,230 to plant 30 trees at Upper Norwood Recreation Ground. The trees will be planted with local volunteers, and will help to form stepping stones between fragments of the Great North Wood, including adjacent Convent Wood.

Ealing

Ealing Common and Environs

London Borough of Ealing, working in partnership with the Ealing Common Society, has been awarded £28,750 to plant 155 trees on Ealing Common, supported by a further 70 trees on neighbouring streets. The trees will improve the sense of place and increase canopy cover on the common.

Ravenor Park and Environs

London Borough of Ealing has been awarded £18,750 to plant 75 trees in Ravenor Park in Greenford, supported by a further 50 trees on neighbouring streets. The trees will increase species diversity and enhance this valuable park.

South Acton Recreation Ground and Environs

London Borough of Ealing has been awarded £11,250 to plant 45 trees in South Action Recreation Ground, supported by 55 trees on neighbouring streets.The trees will improve the sense of place and enhance canopy cover on this green oasis next to the North Circular Road.

Southall Orchard Project Phase 5

Southall Transition, working in partnership with London Borough of Ealing, The Canal and Rivers Trust, and London National Park City Foundation, has been awarded £6,514 to plant 56 orchard trees. The project, part of the ongoing Southall Orchard Project, will create a community orchard at Dormers Wells Sports Ground, with additional planting next to the nearby Grand Union Canal.

Greenwich

Apples in Abbey Wood

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has been awarded £14,500 to plant 120 orchard trees across three sites in Abbey Wood. The project will work with local residents to create community orchards at Abbey Wood Park, Bostall Gardens and Flowers Estate.

Increasing Eltham's Tree Cover

Friends of Avery Hill Park, working in partnership with Royal Borough of Greenwich, Friends of Queenscroft Park, Friends of Well Hall Pleasaunce and Friends of Eltham Parks, have been awarded £5,800 to plant 190 saplings and 54 large trees across five green spaces in Eltham. Trees will be planted in Avery Hill Park, Queenscroft Park, Well Hall Pleasaunce, Eltham Green and Eltham Park South.

Hackney

Trees of Time and Place

London Borough of Hackney, working in partnership with the Tree Musketeers and local park user groups, has been awarded £48,269 to plant 200 trees across 38 parks in Hackney. The trees will be planted as succession planting, aiming to improve air quality, reduce flooding, support wildlife and increase canopy cover.

Urban Play Orchard

Queensbridge Primary School has been awarded £37,714 to plant 33 trees in their school playground in Haggerston. The project is part of a wider transformation of the barren, grey playground into a green environment for natural play and learning.

Haringey

Alexandra Park - Heritage and Biodiversity Planting Scheme

Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust, working in partnership with Friends of Alexandra Park, The Conservation Volunteers and John O'Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd, has been awarded £15,540 to plant 792 saplings and 46 larger trees in Alexandra Park. The project includes restoring historic avenues and remnant hedgerows, as well as planting new signature trees.

Greening Finsbury Park

London Borough of Haringey has been awarded £12,500 to plant 50 trees in Finsbury Park. The trees will fill in existing gaps in canopy cover alongside Seven Sisters Road and create a barrier between the park and traffic.

Greening Haringey HFH Estates

London Borough of Haringey, working in partnership with Homes for Haringey, has been awarded £10,000 to plant 40 trees across four social housing sites. Trees will be planted at The Sandlings in Noel Park, Vincent Square and Parkland Road in Wood Green, and Corbett Grove in Bounds Green.

Harrow

Newton Park and Brockley Hill

London Borough of Harrow has been awarded £27,051 to plant 1999 saplings and 20 large trees across two open spaces: Newton Park in Harrow and Brockley Hill in Stanmore. The trees will support active travel routes and actively involve the local community.

Havering

Thames Chase Community Tree Nursery 

Thames Chase Trust, working in partnership with Land of the Fanns, Thames Chase Conservation Volunteers, local authorities and Forestry England, has been awarded £19,525 to re-establish a community tree nursery at the Thames Chase Forest Centre. The nursery will aim to supply locally grown tree stock for planting projects in the community forest, and provide a centre for education and community engagement.

Hillingdon

Hillingdon Tree Planting Project

London Borough of Hillingdon, working in partnership with the Forward Trust, has been awarded £8,436 to plant 77 trees across six parks in the borough. Trees will be planted at Barra Hall Park, Harmondsworth Recreation Ground, Yiewsley Recreation Ground, Fairway Recreation Ground, Northwood Recreation Ground and Stonefield Park.

Hounslow

Leitrim and Pevensey: Community Orchard and Wet Woodland

London Borough of Hounslow, working in partnership with Greenspace 360 and Pevensey Road Green Gym Rangers Team, has been awarded £10,747 to plant 66 trees at two sites in Feltham. The project will create a community orchard at Leitrim Park, and enhance the wet woodland at Pevensey Road Nature Reserve.

Kensington and Chelsea

Trees 4 Grenfell

Just Solutions 123 have been awarded £14,600 to plant 10 trees as part of their Trees 4 Grenfell project, which is planting trees in North Kensington to honour the victims of the Grenfell fire. Planting will take place around their community managed Hope Gardens next to the Westway.

Merton & Sutton

Trees and Hedges for Healthier Lives

The Tree Council, working in partnership with Merton Tree Warden Network, and London Borough of Sutton, has been awarded £17,682 to plant 1,505 saplings and 45 larger trees across three sites in Merton and Sutton. Trees and hedges will be planted at Figges Marsh and Ravensbury Park in Mitcham, and Beddington Park in Wallington.

Newham

Beckton Park Woodland Creation Project

Trees for Cities, working in partnership with London Borough of Newham, have been awarded £40,500 to plant 9,000 trees in Beckton District Park South. The project will create a new urban woodland, with a major planting event during National Tree Week involving hundreds of volunteers.

Redbridge

Goodmayes Park Woodland Creation

Trees for Cities, working in partnership with London Borough of Redbridge, and Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure, have been awarded £50,000 to plant 20,000 trees in Goodmayes Park in Ilford. The project will extend a previously planted area to create a new urban woodland, with a mass planting event involving hundreds of volunteers during National Tree Week.

Barley Lane Community Tree Planting

Trees for Cities, working in partnership with London Borough of Redbridge, have been awarded £17,500 to plant 40 trees in Barley Lane in Ilford. The project will focus on avenue and legacy planting for future generations.

Redbridge National Tree Week Project - Phase 2

London Borough of Redbridge have been awarded £14,331 to plant 50 trees at nine schools and two residential sites across the borough. Trees will be planted at Barley Lane Primary School, Coppice Primary School, Cranbrook Primary School, Fairlop Primary School, Manford Primary School, Mayespark Primary School, Nightingale Primary School, Parkhill Junior School, St Peter and St Paul's RC Primary School, Walnut Close, and Kestrel and Merlin Close.

Southwark

Dulwich Park Community Tree Planting

Dulwich Park Friends, working in partnership with Idverde, the Dulwich Society and the Orchard Project, have been awarded £5,760 to plant 15 trees in Dulwich Park. The trees will be planted by local volunteers.

Sutton

St Helier, The Wrythe and Tweedale Orchards

Wrythe Memorial Events, working in partnership with Tweedale Primary School and St Hellier Music and Community Festival, has been awarded £12,000 to plant 45 trees at two sites in Sutton. The project will create two community orchards, providing fruit trees for local residents.

Manor Park Community Trees

Manor Park Friends Group has been awarded £7,834 to plant 28 trees in Manor Park. The project will replace an avenue previously lost to disease, and create a small orchard.

Tower Hamlets

Jolly's Green Community Tree Planting

Trees for Cities, working in partnership with London Borough of Tower Hamlets, has been awarded £10,00 to plant 35 trees in Jolly's Green in Poplar. The project will include an avenue along the main park pathway, and perimeter planting to screen the A12.

Waltham Forest

Community Tree Planting Project

Waltham Forest Council, working in partnership with TCV and local park user groups, has been awarded £24,230 to plant 71 trees across 9 parks in the borough. Evergreen trees will be planted in Leyton Jubilee Park, Kitchener Road Park, Memorial Park, St James Park, Mansfield Park, Pimp Hall Park, Chase Lane Park, Drapers Field and Leyton Manor Park.

Wandsworth

Wandsworth Community Tree Planting

London Borough of Wandsworth, working in partnership with Enable Leisure and Culture, has been awarded £17,800 to plant 60 trees across 4 sites in the borough. Trees will be planted at Tooting Commons, Furzedown Recreation Ground, Alton Estate and Roehampton Estate.

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