The national organization offers grants to municipalities, schools, BIAs, Indigenous communities and other groups who would like to plant trees
Tree Canada is now accepting applications for its Community Tree Grants, to support 2024 community greening, innovation and stewardship projects across Canada. Eligible groups are invited to submit applications for funding until Dec. 3, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
This year, the program offers grants of up to $10,000 to schools, community groups, Indigenous communities and municipalities across Canada to increase their green infrastructure through the planting of trees and shrubs. Funding and technical support are provided to help start, upgrade, or achieve planting projects, as well as to develop and roll out urban forest best management practices and innovative urban design solutions.
This year’s available grants are:
The Greening Canada’s School Grounds grant helps strengthen the relationship between students and nature and the learning experience through school greening projects.
Who is Eligible: Tree Canada supports greening projects wherever learning takes place, including on educational institution properties such as elementary schools, primary schools, high schools, universities, colleges and training centers across Canada.
The Edible Trees grant helps connect people with local food sources and builds community by planting trees and shrubs that produce fruit, nuts, seeds, berries, and pods.
Who is Eligible: Funding is available to educational institutions, Indigenous communities, community groups or gardens, food banks, community housing projects, municipalities, or other groups interested in planting edible trees on publicly accessible sites.
The Treemendous Communities grant encourages and supports community tree planting projects that create long-lasting benefits. A wide range of project proposals is accepted, such as heat island mitigation projects, biodiversity corridors, stormwater retention, invasive species control, riparian planting, park and street tree plantings, and more.
Who is Eligible: Tree Canada supports greening projects wherever people live, work or play. Treemendous Communities funding is available to Canadian municipalities, Indigenous communities, business improvement associations, non-profits and community groups.
To learn more and submit an application, visit treecanada.ca/communitytreegra
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