Trees on the Land is funded by a combination of donations from the general public, contributions from landowners and sponsorship from local businesses. The initiative is run by a small team of professionals and a large network of volunteers who work to co-ordinate the planting projects each season.
As we do not own or formally lease the land we plant on, we are not eligible for most large public and private funding schemes.
Republic of Ireland: Our planting projects are funded by donations, business sponsorship and contributions from landowners. We occasionally avail of Forest Service grant aid for larger planting sites.
Northern Ireland: Our planting projects are funded by donations, business sponsorship and contributions from landowners. We occasionally avail of Forest Service grant aid for larger planting sites.
Cross Border Funding: We do not receive any sort of cross border funding or support - we note this because it is often assumed that we do!
Landowner Contributions: In 2016 we introduced landowner application fees to our planting schemes. With growing uncertainty around future funding for agriculture and forestry, particularly with the UK leaving the European Union, we felt the project would benefit from a more self-sufficient funding model. We aim to deliver a strong, practical project which can run consistent annual schemes for farmers and other landowners to access quality trees for planting in all economic climates.
The application fees paid by landowners contribute to the following costs:
Core running costs: Office, administration and insurance costs.
Project costs: Purchase of trees. Delivery and distribution of trees. Packing and labelling of trees. Monitoring establishment and restocking failed trees. Advising landowners before and after planting.
If you would like to help the project by making a donation please click HERE.