North East Derbyshire District Council (NEDDC) is promoting the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
Everyone across the UK is being invited to plant trees from October 2021, when the tree planting season begins, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.
Free tree packs are available from The Woodlands Trust for schools and community groups who have permission from legal landowners to plant trees on their land. .
Recognising the opportunity to enhance the natural environment and the wellbeing benefits of positive social interaction, the NEDDC Community Action Grant (CAG) will also consider applications from community-led groups to purchase additional trees or official commemorative plaques, as well as support Jubilee celebration events open to the local community.
CAG funding is open to formally constituted groups and non-constituted groups who are sponsored by an organisation who will act on their behalf, such as a Town or Parish Council or other constituted group. The scheme is not open to businesses or projects directly delivered by Parish and Town Councils.
For more information on how to apply please visit our Community Action Grants webpage.