In addition, we will also work with established community Orchard sites looking to move into processing to pilot, monitor and evaluate the economic benefits that community orchards could provide in addition to the well-recognised social and environmental benefits.
We are now seeking expressions of interest from suitable sites and organisations that we can support through provision of edible fruit and nut trees for orchard creation and fruit storage, processing & production equipment.
We are looking to establish new community orchards where access to quality Green Infrastructure is limited. We will select sites to have a good geographical spread across Wales with a priority to support urban and peri urban (on the edge of settlements) areas. You can apply for support with trees or for processing and storage equipment, or both.
i. We are not offering cash grant funding
ii. A selection of trees, materials and processing equipment will be offered through internally approved suppliers
iii. We may not be able to provide all of the above to all sites