The new fund is designed to provide financial support to help increase the capacity of specialist skills within local authorities thus enabling them to accelerate the delivery of tree planting and woodland creation commitments.

All upper tier authorities (county councils, unitary councils, London boroughs, metropolitan boroughs, and combined authorities) are eligible to apply.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 8 July 2022.

Further information and how to apply can be found on the Government website.