The Tree Council's Tree Futures grant is now open for applications for the 2014 planting season. Help is offered for tree planting through two grants programmes, the 'Trees for Schools' and 'Community Trees' funds. Any school or community group in the UK that is planning a project that actively involves children under 16 can apply.

In addition, they are offering funds for fruit tree planting through the Orchard Windfalls fund.

Grants awarded will cover 75% of the total costs of projects, which should be between £100 and £700. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2014, so log it in your diary.

Full details can be found on the Tree Council's website.