Funding is available for National Tree Week - 23rd November - 1st December 2019

National Tree Week, is the UK's largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season.

During National Tree Week, Kent Community Foundation is promoting the Phillips Fund which supports projects in Kent and Medway, that aim to protect, conserve and enhance the use and character of the rural landscape and its communities through activities including; planting of trees and hedging, regeneration of hedgerows or village ponds, creation of wildflower meadows or native woodlands and the restoration of local habitats.

The Phillips Fund has previously supported;

  • Wye Community Farm in Ashford, with a grant of £970 to plant an 'edible hedge' along their boundary, using a mix of native species that will produce fruit, nuts and berries for wildlife and humans.
  • Hollingbourne Meadows Trust Ltd in Leeds and Hollingbourne, with a grant of £1,000 to purchase one hundred Hawthorn trees for a centenary walk and twelve Oak trees for a “Circle of Peace” to provide a living and growing memorial to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the first World War.
  • St. Nicholas Church Sandhurst PCC in Cranbrook, with a grant of £1,000 to purchase hedging plants and saplings, to erect a stock proof fence around their land.

Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said, “During National Tree Week, Kent Community Foundation is hoping to receive many applications for projects needing financial support to plant trees and hedging, regenerate hedgerows or create wildflower meadows or native woodlands, throughout Kent and Medway.”

To apply for a grant of between £250 and £2,000, visit www.kentcf.org.uk/funding

About the Philips Fund

The Philips Fund awards grants of between £250 and £2,000 to social enterprise projects that aim to protect, conserve and enhance the use and character of the rural landscape and its communities through activities including; planting of trees and hedging, regeneration of hedgerows or village ponds, creation of wildflower meadows or native woodlands and the restoration of local habitats.

MASSIVE 'thank you ' to everyone at Kent Community Foundation. Your funding support is HUGELY appreciated and has enabled us to get into the heart of local communities with REAL, affordable, healthy and tasty food that does so much more than feed people.

Community chef Mike Spackman, Sheppey Matters

KCF's enthusiasm for what we are doing and hoping to do, coupled with helpful advice, gave us the confidence to take this daunting step which has paid off.

Liz Turner, Octopus Foundation

It's great having a foundation that empowers organisations and charities in our community to make real positive differences and changes!

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