The Coronation Living Heritage Fund: grants of up to £50,000 are available to local authorities across England for local tree planting projects (application deadline: 26 September 2023)

The Coronation Living Heritage Fund (CLHF) celebrates the coronation of King Charles III.

Local authorities across England can apply for a grant of between £10,000 to £50,000 for local tree planting projects. The total grant pot is worth £2.5 million. Community groups interested in applying to the scheme should contact the tree officer or Environmental Health Service at their local authority.

The following types of local authority can apply:

o County Councils.
o Unitary authorities.
o Metropolitan and London boroughs.
o Combined authorities, and
o District, borough and city councils

The tree officer or environmental team at these local authorities can also apply for funding on behalf of:

o Parish, community and town councils, and
o Community groups and parishes.

The fund is made up of 2 schemes:

1. Coronation Micro Woods: to enable local authorities to plant miniature areas of woodland in urban areas, and
2. Coronation Community Orchards: to provide grants to local people and groups to establish community orchards

Each local authority can apply for a grant from both schemes

All applicants are required to use the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ funding portal, Atamis.

The deadline for applications is 10am on Tuesday 26th September 2023.

Projects must be completed by Monday 31st March 2025.

Further information, including details about how to apply, is available on the GOV.UK website.