Jersey Trees for Life is inviting applications for its new Woodland and Ecology Fund to benefit the local environment or community.
Chairman Gerard Farnham said: ‘We’re keen to support any project with nature in mind, particularly sustainable projects, or those with a plan in place to keep the benefits going after funding has been applied.
‘We can also help with general planting and environmental or woodland management, or with more specific tree and shrub advice, if required.
‘This might be a woodland in need of clearing, some unused land that you’d like to make more of, or an old pond that needs resurrecting, for example. Or you may want to create an allotment, a food forest or a sensory garden.’
Jersey Trees for Life was founded in 1937 and was previously known as Jersey Association of the Men of the Trees. As well as caring for and protecting the Island’s trees, staff also offer advice on planting, management and care of trees and hedges to parish authorities, States departments, private land owners and farmers, as well as providing educational services to schools and community groups. It also manages the Val de la Mare Arboretum and the Jersey Hedgerow Campaign.
Individuals and non-commercial organisations or groups wanting to apply to the Jersey Tress for Life Woodland and Ecology Fund can download an application form from jerseytreesforlife.org.
Application forms and supporting information must be submitted by 31 May 2018.
Mr Farnham added that applications would be individually assessed and that successful applicants would be awarded funding on merit, at the discretion of the charity’s trustees.