Forest for Peterborough
Forest for Peterborough is a charitable project formed by Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT). The development aims to plant in excess of 180,000 tress within the direct proximity of the city and surrounding towns or villages. The mission is to plant one tree for every person in the city before 2030.
Over 84,000 tress have been planted to date, bringing together communities, schools and businesses for volunteer planting days. The ambitious community project is one that is envisaged to benefit present residents, visitors and legacies for years to come. Once complete, it should be a truly remarkable spectacle to witness.
Thanks to the Mick George Community Fund the project should be able to achieve its long term vision of increased tree coverage, and improved community environments that families can enjoy whilst combatting any adverse climatic conditions that may develop.
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 ‘’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 twenty five 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/