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Announcement of additional £20m funding for woodlands and timber industry

Statement made on 29 November 2022

Statement UIN HLWS386

Statement

My Right Honourable friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Dr Thérèse Coffey) has made the following Statement.

Today we announced £20 million of funding to improve tree planting stocks, woodland resilience, domestic timber production and to accelerate tree planting across England.

£10 million has been awarded through the Woodlands into Management Innovation Funds and the Tree Production Innovation Fund to support projects that explore new technologies and business models to improve tree planting stocks and woodland resilience.

In addition, 57 local authorities have been awarded nearly £10 million to accelerate tree planting.

These initiatives will see hundreds of thousands of trees planted in communities across England. They represent another step forward in the Government’s drive to treble tree planting rates across England by the end of this Parliament.

The Local Authority Treescapes Fund and the Urban Tree Challenge Fund will reopen for new applications early in 2023.


Applicant

Total Grant £

Oxfordshire County Council

150,000

Lancashire County Council

300,000

Tees Valley Combined Authority

299,996

Nottinghamshire County Council

149,845

Kent County Council

299,642

West of England Combined Aut.

299,738

Rotherham Metropolitan BC

107,000

North Yorkshire County Council

150,000

City of York Council

149,800

Warwickshire County Council

150,000

City of Trees

299,880

Gateshead Council

147,886

Wakefield Metropolitan DC

147,921

Gloucestershire County Council

149,853

Lambeth Council

142,024

London Borough of Enfield

144,042

London Borough of Hillingdon

148,712

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

103,153

City of Bradford Metropolitan DC

150,000

Portsmouth City Council

147,116

Calderdale Borough Council

55,332

Devon County Council

298,476

Lincolnshire County Council

283,387

Doncaster Council

138,108

Shropshire Council

149,618

Hertfordshire County Council

148,500

Halton Borough Council

148,402

Knowsley Metropolitan BC

150,000

Newcastle City Council

290,000

Buckinghamshire Council

144,778

North Somerset Council

150,000

Kirklees Council

80,524

Worcestershire CC

149,708

North Lincolnshire Council

149,932

Surrey County Council

150,000

London Borough of Islington

146,411

Haringey Council

88,296

Somerset County Council

296,948

Sheffield City Council

147,520

Leicestershire County Council

149,577

London Borough of Barnett

100,000

Walsall Council

149,624

Cheshire West & Chester Council

144,520

Royal Borough of Greenwich

135,488

Wirral Council

85,274

Hampshire County Council

150,000

Norfolk County Council

148,225

Leeds City Council

125,176

Central Bedfordshire

140,028

Solihull MBC

149,215

Wiltshire Council

294,800

Bedford Borough Council

150,000

Cambridgeshire County Council

300,000

St Helens Council

149,000

North Northamptonshire

150,000

City of London Corporation

88,292

Peterborough City Council

149,809

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This statement has also been made in the House of Commons

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Announcement of additional £20m funding for woodlands and timber industry
Dr Thérèse Coffey
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Conservative, Suffolk Coastal
Statement made 29 November 2022
HCWS393
Commons