Therese Coffey – 2022 Statement on Funding for Woodlands and Timber Industry

The statement made by Therese Coffey, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in the House of Commons on 29 November 2022.

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

The £10 million has been awarded through the Woods into Management Forestry 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 and 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