I’m delighted that North Tyneside Council has secured £11,300 of Coronation Living Heritage Funding to help local community groups establish orchards in their area.

An orchard is a collection of fruit and, sometimes, nut trees. They can be grown in small spaces and don’t need acres of land for planting. In fact, the minimum number of trees for an application is five.

Community orchards are excellent places for people to come together to plant and cultivate a variety of fruit trees and can become a hub for community activities and events.
The funding covers a one-off payment to set up the orchard, with a small allowance the following year to plant replacement trees.

To register your interest and receive an application form, please email treeplanting@northtyneside.gov.uk and mention the Coronation Living Heritage Fund.

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