We work in partnership with a wide range of organisations and businesses that provide invaluable support for our work.
Here you can find out how we work together with our major corporate and project partners on environmental projects which make a real difference to our urban communities in the UK and internationally.
We hope your business or organisation will join our growing number of corporate and project supporters who choose Trees for Cities as their environmental partner. To discover more about working in partnership with Trees for Cities or to discuss the right solution for your business or organisation, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New World Payphones and Trees for Cities are working together to transform streets all over London and the UK.
Whilst New World Payphones will be replacing 1,000 disused phone boxes with new high-tech booths that will offer Wi-Fi and interactive maps to the public, they will be working with us to plant one local street tree for every box that they upgrade.
These trees will not only leave a lasting legacy along the streets of the UK, but will also bring amazing benefits such as absorbing air pollution, sequestering CO2 and helping to prevent surface flooding. We are extremely pleased to be working with New World Payphones on this exemplary project.
Mothercare supports our work by donating 5p from the sale of all its UK carrier bags to Trees for Cities. This year, in partnership with Mothercare, we will build an Edible Playground, create a new urban woodland and fruit orchards with schools, at locations across the UK.
These projects will also benefit the environment and help to reduce the impact of the plastic bags used. By raising awareness of the benefits that green spaces can bring to our cities, we are inspiring and educating people to build a brighter, greener future for the children of today.
Bulb is a technology-led, 100% renewable energy supplier. Their mission is to transform the way energy is bought, used and produced. Bulb give UK homes and businesses a choice in energy they haven’t had before: low-cost renewable energy with market leading customer service. For every new customer that signs up, Bulb will donate £2 towards Trees for Cities’ Edible Playground Programme.
By supporting this programme, Bulb will bring benefits to thousands of children across the UK. Their contributions will help us transform areas in school grounds into vibrant outdoor spaces that excite and teach children about growing and eating healthy food.
We are pleased to have partnered up with npower on their new tariff, ‘Go Green Energy Fix May 2020’. An urban tree will be planted in the UK for every fuel type a customer gets from npower on this tariff. Plus, they’ll match all of the electricity and 15% of the gas you use with energy generated from renewable sources and then feed the same amount back into the network.
Bloomberg has been working in partnership with Trees For Cities since 2004 to support projects in 13 different cities, in the UK and internationally, planting more than 165,000 trees and engaging over 25,000 local volunteers to plant and care for trees.
In London, Bloomberg have also supported us with creating 4 Edible Playgrounds, where we transform areas in school grounds into vibrant outdoor spaces that excite and teach children about growing and eating healthy food.
Bloomberg provides valuable support through their employee engagement program with over 700 employees helping to plant trees, connect communities and build playgrounds.
The Garfield Weston Foundation awarded a grant to plant 120,000 trees over three years, in parks, open spaces, schools and streets across 10 UK cities. By doing this we are regenerating deprived areas, improving access to urban woodland and creating new food resources in the form of community orchards. Through education and engagement activities we are strengthening communities and mobilising local people to volunteer.
During the first planting season we have successfully planted 48,501 urban trees and in doing so have engaged 3,267 local people in project activities at 35 sites across 7 UK cities.
The Dulverton Trust awarded us a grant to plant 30,000 trees over two years in a minimum of four UK cities (outside of London), with a focus on areas of social and environmental disadvantage, where there is the greatest need.
During the first planting season we have successfully engaged 589 local volunteers (252 adults, 337 children) to plant 21,990 trees across 7 sites in 4 target cities: Birmingham, Bradford, Leeds and Sheffield.
Trees for Cities is delighted to announce our first three-year strategic partnership with a local authority in London. In partnership with Ealing Council we will deliver an exciting programme of urban tree planting and community greening projects that will regenerate and transform Ealing’s open spaces for the people who live there. The programme will include London’s first borough-wide i-Tree Eco survey and six community tree planting projects – edible urban woodlands, community orchards and tree trails.
City Bridge Trust has been a supporter of Trees for Cities for over 14 years, helping to fund some of our key capacity building and environmental education and awareness raising initiatives across London. For example, their support has enabled Trees for Cities to develop and deliver our work-based horticulture training scheme that supports those most in need into sustainable employment and is currently helping us to deliver our Edible Playgrounds programme in 20 new schools across London.
Trees for Cities has worked closely with the Greater London Authority for many years through being an active member of the RE:LEAF partnership. RE:LEAF is a partnership campaign led by the Mayor to protect the capital’s trees and encourage individual Londoners, businesses and organisations to plant more trees. The Mayor also wants to protect London’s woodlands and associated wildlife and make London a greener, more attractive city. As a key partner, Trees for Cities works to deliver tree planting projects that help meet the Mayor’s commitment to increase tree cover by 5 percent by 2025.
One of our longest running partnerships is with EastendHomes, who we have worked with to deliver over 10 community planting projects across four different social housing estates in Tower Hamlets, London. Projects have included creating community gardens, estate greening, community orchards and tree planting, working closely with local residents and community groups to ensure well designed and sustainable projects in the long term. We have received a fantastic response from residents:
With support from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, which has awarded £249,180 in funding, we are creating 10 Edible Playgrounds in primary schools in London, Reading, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham. These projects will become flagship projects in cities where there are high levels of childhood obesity and food poverty.
Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery said: “We are delighted that the £249,180 in funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery is allowing Edible Playground across the country, the success of the project is proven and we are delighted to be supporting such an excellent project”.
In 2015 we worked in partnership with the Maudsley Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in South London, to create a therapy garden for patients. It’s given staff the chance to offer a range of outdoor treatments, from food-growing to horticulture therapy.
Through the project, we witnessed the powerful impact that contact with nature can have on mental well-being and we are continuing our partnership by creating a community garden for the hospital. This new space will benefit patients and staff, as well as encouraging people to spend time in the hospital grounds, strengthening the hospital’s links with the local community.