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 Planting Schemes:
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.

If you would like to help the project by making a donation please click HERE.
If you are interested in applying for trees to plant on your land please click HERE.