A project to create plant more than 180,000 trees in Peterborough has received a major boost from the Mick George Community Fund.
Charitable development Forest for Peterborough, formed by Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT), aims to plant in one tree for every person in the city before 2030.
Over 84,000 trees have been planted to date, and now the scheme has been given more than £32,000 from the Mick George Community Fund to help achieve the goal.
Simon Belham, Projects Officer, said: “We were absolutely delighted to receive a grant of £32,280 from the Mick George Community Fund for Forest for Peterborough.
“This generous support will enable us to extend our services to create more wooded areas in Peterborough, making it an increasingly more sustainable city for years to come.”
The Community Fund which is managed by Grantscape, an independent charity, supports community projects that are located in the vicinity of Mick George Ltd operating sites in Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland.
Up to £200,000 is made available each year for projects that deliver significant environmental benefits and provide new and better community amenities.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd, said: “The scheme has proven invaluable to many local communities, helping to create, restore and protect a whole array of landmarks and projects. Since 2010 when the programme was launched, £682,000 has been invested in over 25 individual developments.”
The Mick George Community Fund provides grants to the local community. To see if you are eligible and to find out more visit http://grantscape.org.uk/fund/mick-george-community-fund/