Orchard Windfalls Fund 2015 (UK)

The Tree Council, who organised the first National Tree Week way back in 1975, is offering grants of up to £700 for school and community groups for the planting of apple and pear trees.

Criteria include that young people are actively involved in the tree planting and planting must take place on publicly accessible land. Groups are asked to raise 25% of the costs.

if your community group or organisation is requiring any fundraising or project development help please get in touch with Pete Johnstone.

Details: http://www.treecouncil.org.uk/grants/orchard-windfalls

Closing Date: 31st March 2015

Launch of Natural Cambridgeshire

The Vision and work programme for Natural Cambridgeshire was launched by Baroness Young of Old Scone at  Swavesey Village College  on Tuesday 18th November.

Natural Cambridgeshire is the Local Nature Partnership for the historic county of Cambridgeshire and speakers at the launch included  Roger Tallowin of H&O properties, Rebecca Britten, Urban & Civic, Dr David Pencheon of the Sustainable Development Unit at the NHS and Dr Henrietta Ewart, Director of Public Health Peterborough.

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The launch was hosted by Richard Astle, chair of Natural Cambridgeshire with Philip Clark, coordinator of Natural Cambridgeshire.

Natural Cambridgeshire is a partnership of leaders from businesses, local authorities, the health sector,farming,wildlife and environmental organisations that exist to champion, influence and enable a quality environment for people and wildlife in Cambridgeshire.


Other launch photos can be viewed here (Opens to a new website)

Photos: copyright Pete Johnstone