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Branch Out - canopy cover funding

If you have a particular soft spot for woodland trees, orchards or hedges and would like to plant more in your local community then the Grow Nature Seed Fund might just be what you need to turn your passion into reality.

Over the next few months, applicants are being encouraged to 'branch out' and make a simple application to the Grow Nature Seed Fund to support local tree-planting on public land. The Grow Nature Seed Fund has already supported some brilliant projects, such as the Bude Community Orchard.

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Branch Out forms part of Cornwall Council's efforts, together with the Woodland Trust, Cornwall AONB, and local businesses to try and significantly increase the size and quality of Cornwall’s tree canopy. Through the Grow Nature Seed Fund, Branch Out will support small-scale projects that help create more canopy cover in towns and villages.

Up to £1000 is available for each eligible project and there is an opportunity to double your money through the Crowdfund Cornwall platform. Any locally constituted and recognised ‘not for profit’ organisations are eligible to apply.

For details of how you can Branch Out with the Grow Nature Seed Fund, please visit the crowdfunder website or email