Date published: 6th December 2023

The Council is partnering with Norfolk County Council to offer more opportunities for free tree planting within North Norfolk.

Norfolk County Council is offering up to 100% grant funding for tree planting in selected priority planting areas in North Norfolk and Breckland.

Areas have been chosen based on mapping, which has looked at connectivity to woodland. We are encouraging planting in these areas to create a more joined-up landscape as part of a project called Trees Outside Woodland. 

Check which areas can get funding here - Norfolk | Trees Outside Woodlands (

For areas outside of the priority planting funding areas you can find more planting opportunities and funding options available here - Home | Tree planting opportunities (

Anyone planting within the selected areas can apply for funding. Planting could be for a community project, on a farm or in a garden. You just need permission from the landowner.

The campaign can fund a wide range of plantings, including orchards, hedgerows, individual trees and small groups of trees. The campaign can’t fund larger woodland planting.

Cllr Adam Varley, portfolio holder for Climate Change and Net Zero, said:

"Trees for Connectivity is a fantastic initiative that allows residents to get access to free trees. Trees are so important. They give us oxygen and store carbon; they stabilise the soil and increase wildlife habitat, and more. This tree planting scheme has so many positives."

Find out how to apply and check which areas have been identified for funding here - Grant funding in North Norfolk and Breckland areas - Norfolk County Council

Last updated: 13th June 2024