How the project is funded.
One Million Trees in One Day
relies heavily on donations from the general public,
contributions from landowners and from local
businesses to fund the project. The project is run
almost entirely by a network of volunteers who
contribute huge amounts of time and energy to help it
grow and develop on a shoe-string budget.
As we do not own or formally lease
the land we plant on, we are not eligible for most
large public and private funding schemes.
Republic of Ireland: We do not receive any formal funding in the Republic of Ireland, our planting projects are funded entirely by donations and by contributions from landowners.
Northern Ireland: We have
gained steady funding support in Northern Ireland
through the Woodland Trust in Northern Ireland and
from other generous groups who are able to help us.
Each season we work to build on this funding whilst
working hard to bring in donations and contributions
from landowners to reach our planting targets.
Cross Border Funding: We do
not receive any sort of cross border funding or
support - we note this because it is often assumed
that we do!
New Application Fees for Tree
This year we have introduced application fees to planting schemes.
As we don't qualify for many funding schemes and with constant uncertainty surrounding funding rounds for environmental and forestry projects, we feel the project will benefit from a more self-sustaining funding model. We aim to deliver a strong, practical project which can run consistent annual schemes for farmers and smallholders to access trees for their land.
The new application fees of €21.00 per tree pack will contribute to the following costs:
- Core running costs: Office, administration and fundraising costs and expenses.
- Project costs: Insurance
for the planting events; packing, wrapping and
labelling trees; delivery and distribution of trees
and purchase of some trees for the tree packs.