The ‘Dumfries & Galloway Woodlands’ Initiative Is Launched With £1,000 Grants Available For Tree Planting Across The Region

Could a grant of up to £1,000 towards trees, tree guards and protection help you plant some trees this winter? The South of Scotland Tree Planting Grant Scheme is designed to support small scale planting of native trees across Dumfries & Galloway, delivering biodiversity, carbon capture and landscape benefits for all.


The South of Scotland Tree Planting Grant Scheme aims to assist projects that are planting up to 0.25 hectares of native trees, with funds able to support the actual purchase of the trees and the tree protection. Full information about the Scheme is available here: https://gallowayglens.org/projects/south-of-scotland-tree-planting-grant-scheme/.


The Scheme was launched in Dumfries & Galloway in 2021, with more than 22,000 trees planted so far. This year’s scheme is now open for applications, with support and administration now provided by ‘Dumfries & Galloway Woodlands’, a new, not-for-profit initiative established in the region to support trees, habitats and people as we look to respond to the climate and biodiversity crises. The Dumfries & Galloway Woodlands Initiative is supported by a range of partners including The Woodland Trust and Borders Forest Trust. This month has seen the appointment of McNabb Laurie as Project Officer.


To make an enquiry about the South of Scotland Tree Planting Grant Scheme, or for an application form, contact McNabb on 07538 798837 or on [email protected].

Speaking about the scheme and new role, McNabb said:

“It is easy to see the biodiversity and climate crises as beyond our influence, but Dumfries & Galloway has a really important role to play on the national stage, and we can be part of the solution.
Dumfries & Galloway Woodlands is set up on a proactive basis to seek to support habitat improvements and to respond to emerging opportunities amidst the challenges. The South of Scotland Tree Planting Grant Scheme is a perfect example of how people can deliver biodiversity and landscape benefits that will benefit future generations. If you are thinking of planting some trees this winter, please do get in touch.”

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Dumfries & Galloway Woodlands is registered in Scotland as a SCIO, number 052525.

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