Woodland & Ecology Fund – Roy Overland Charitable Trust.


Jersey Trees for Life is very pleased to be involved with The Roy Overland Charitable Trust Woodland and Ecology Grant Fund.

This annual fund provides grants to ecological projects that will support or enhance woodland planting and care or local wildlife environments on the island.

Grants are available to Jersey based charities or private non-profit groups or organisations.

As projects involving nature often take considerable time we are trialling a different system where we will not have a cut off date for applications. Instead, we will review applications monthly and if funds are not available in the present cycle we will offer funding in the next annual cycle.


The fund has been made available by a bequest to Jersey Trees for Life from the estate of the late Roy Overland and his wife, long time supporters of Trees for Life, keen on protecting the island’s natural environment for the future.


Grants may be available to non-commercial organisations, groups, schools, or individuals  with a woodland or ecology project, or piece of work, that will benefit the local natural environment or community.

Applications will be individually assessed and successful applications will be awarded funding on merit, at the discretion of the Jersey Trees for Life trustees.


in the past a final date each year was set but in 2019 we are trialling the alternative where we will always accept applications and award funding in the present cycle if it is available or, if not, offer consideration in the next annual cycle.


Amongst the projects supported so far have been School Forest Gardens, Funds for trees and equipment for special needs groups, trees for an organic food garden and forest. We are open to ideas though so it could be  for planting new or caring for existing woodland, creating a community garden, recreating lost or endangered habitats, resurrecting a pond. If the opportunities are there and you apply we can consider helping with funding. We are keen to support any project with nature in mind and especially well considered sustainable projects that will last and keep on giving.


If you are in have any questions about applying please EMAIL US or call us on 857611. We are open weekdays 9:00 am  – 1:00 pm.

About Jersey Trees for Life

Jersey Trees for Life is a registered charity and has been appointed by The Roy Overland Charitable Trust to manage Woodland and Ecology Grant Fund on behalf of The Trust.

Jersey Trees for Life manages The Val de la Mare Arboretum, The Jersey Hedgerow Campaign which since 2017 has planted over twenty five miles of hedgerows. The Cheap Tree Scheme supplying hedging and trees in bulk at low prices, and beginning in 2019, A new Tree Nursery at The Howard Davis Farm to enhance island Tree bio-security. We also provide expert Tree Surgery and Tree advice, and hedgerow planting and management.


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