DEFRA launches £2.5m Coronation Living Heritage Fund
On 22 August 2023, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) launched the Coronation Living Heritage Fund for applications.
The fund will support local tree-planting projects across communities to celebrate the King's Coronation. Applications are welcome from district, borough, city, and county councils, unitary authorities, and metropolitan boroughs. Parish, community and town councils and community groups should apply through the tree officers or environmental team at principal authorities.
The application window will be open until 26 September 2023. Councils can apply from the £2.5 million funding pot for an amount between £10,000 and £50,000 per option for one or both of the following options:
- Coronation Micro Woods: enabling councils to plant miniature areas of rapidly establishing woodland in urban areas.
- Coronation Community Orchards: enabling councils to provide grants to local people and groups to establish community orchards.