November 14, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) – Tree Canada has launched the application period for its Community Tree Grants, the only national community greening, innovation and stewardship programs in the country. Eligible groups are invited to submit applications for funding until Monday, December 12th, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST.

Each year, Tree Canada’s Community Tree Grants help support schools, community groups, Indigenous communities and municipalities across Canada to increase their green infrastructure through the planting of trees and shrubs. Funding and technical support is provided to help start, upgrade, or achieve planting projects, as well as developing and rolling out urban forest best management practices and innovative urban design solutions.

This year’s available grants are:

The Greening Canada’s School Grounds grant helps strengthen the relationship between students and nature and the learning experience through school greening projects.

Who is Eligible: Tree Canada supports greening projects wherever learning takes place, including on educational institution properties such as elementary schools, primary schools, high schools, universities, colleges and training centers across Canada.

Grant Amount: $3,500 in funding is available per project.

The Edible Trees grant helps connect people with local food sources and builds community by planting trees and shrubs that produce fruit, nuts, seeds, berries, and pods.

Who is Eligible: Funding is available to educational institutions, Indigenous communities, community groups or gardens, food banks, community housing projects, municipalities, or other groups interested in planting edible trees on publicly accessible sites.

Grant Amount: $3,500 in funding is available per project.

The Treemendous Communities grant encourages and supports community tree planting projects that create long-lasting benefits. A wide range of project proposals is accepted, such as heat island mitigation projects, biodiversity corridors, stormwater retention, invasive species control, riparian planting, park, and street tree plantings, and more.

Who is Eligible: Tree Canada supports greening projects wherever people live, work or play. Treemendous Communities funding is available to Canadian municipalities, Indigenous communities, business improvement associations, non-profits and community groups.

Grant Amount: From $3,500 to $10,000 per project.

To learn more and submit an application, visit treecanada.ca/communitytreegrants/.

About Tree Canada

Tree Canada is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to planting and nurturing trees in rural and urban environments, in every province across the country. We help to grow Canada’s tree canopy through our programs, research, and engagement efforts and by offering grants to communities and schools. We collaborate with a network of industry experts, academics, and other non-profits to deepen community knowledge and help municipalities plan and sustain local canopy. Together with our partners and sponsors, we have planted more than 84 million trees.

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For more information, please contact:

Robert Henri
Director, Communications and Marketing
Tree Canada
rhenri@treecanada.ca
613-567-5545 ext. 230