CharityDetail

What it does
    Trees for Cities is an independent charity working with local communities on tree planting projects. Our aim is to tackle global warming, create social cohesion and beautify our cities through tree planting, community, education and training initiatives in urban areas of greatest need.
Who works here
  • 41 employees and 10721 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • The General Public/mankind
Sector(s) covered
  • Education/training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • Environment/conservation/heritage
  • Economic/community Development/employment
Where it operates
  • Kenya, United Arab Emirates, Throughout England, Uganda, South Africa, Peru
UN SDGs:
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Financial Data ?
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus/
Deficit
Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/03/2019 £3,836,368 £2,874,553 £961,815 7 41 10721 08/01/2020
31/03/2018 £2,124,031 £1,755,794 £368,237 5 28 4713 20/12/2018
31/03/2017 £1,500,642 £1,447,461 £53,181 £481,723 3 23 9800 23/10/2017
31/03/2016 £1,172,708 £1,225,349 -£52,641 £428,542 4 19 9025 09/11/2016
31/03/2015 £1,140,853 £1,132,243 £8,610 £481,183 5 19 1083 15/10/2015
31/03/2014 £1,335,310 £1,328,010 £7,300 £472,573 4 21 5626 06/10/2014
31/03/2013 £1,403,936 £1,490,747 -£86,811 £465,273 3 26 8744 24/12/2013
31/03/2012 £1,702,242 £1,697,941 £4,301 £552,084 3 26 0 22/11/2012
31/03/2011 £1,485,849 £1,477,297 £8,552 £547,881 4 27 10323 11/11/2011
31/03/2010 £1,504,573 £1,519,487 -£14,914 £539,329 4 24 594 08/03/2011
Donations received ?

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 5 grant making charities totalling £1,646,995

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£10,000
30/09/2019
Greater London Authority Jolly's Green Community Tree Planting
£40,500
30/09/2019
Greater London Authority Beckton District Park South Woodland Creation
£50,000
30/09/2019
Greater London Authority Goodmayes Park Woodland Creation
£17,500
30/09/2019
Greater London Authority Barley Lane Community Tree Planting
£18,088
23/09/2019
Greater London Authority Community support programme
£10,000
28/02/2019
Greater London Authority Buzzin' A nature-based volunteering programme that will work with 2 cohorts of young people for 6 months each. Young people will be trained in bee keeping skills and will volunteer at the community garden. Participants will develop entrepreneurial skills, making beauty and wellbeing products to sell at local markets e.g scented candles and lip balms.
£105,000
31/01/2019
Dulverton Trust Sustainable Green Futures
£226,615
31/01/2019
National Lottery Community Fund No press summary is available in this release.
£13,125
31/07/2018
Greater London Authority Beckenham Place Park Community Edible Woodland
£22,295
31/07/2018
Greater London Authority Seven Kings Park
£40,500
31/07/2018
Greater London Authority Forest Road Woodland
£43,904
31/07/2018
Greater London Authority Big Green Estate Project
£17,000
31/07/2018
Greater London Authority Montagu Whip Planting Project
£43,904
31/07/2018
Greater London Authority Big Green Estate Project
£13,125
31/07/2018
Greater London Authority Beckenham Place Park Community Edible Woodland
£22,295
31/07/2018
Greater London Authority Seven Kings Park
£40,500
31/07/2018
Greater London Authority Forest Road Woodland
£17,000
31/07/2018
Greater London Authority Montagu Whip Planting Project
£17,000
31/07/2018
Greater London Authority Montagu Whip Planting Project
£43,904
31/07/2018
Greater London Authority Big Green Estate Project
£40,500
31/07/2018
Greater London Authority Forest Road Woodland
£22,295
31/07/2018
Greater London Authority Seven Kings Park
£13,125
31/07/2018
Greater London Authority Beckenham Place Park Community Edible Woodland
£50,000
31/12/2017
Greater London Authority Planting Healthy Air in Schools
£15,000
31/12/2017
Greater London Authority St Patrick's Edible Playground
£15,000
31/12/2017
Greater London Authority St Patrick's Edible Playground
£15,000
31/12/2017
Greater London Authority St Patrick's Edible Playground
£15,000
30/09/2017
Greater London Authority Isleworth Orchards
£15,000
30/09/2017
Greater London Authority Racecourse Estate Greening Project
£10,190
30/09/2017
Greater London Authority Sutcliffe Park: Planting a Leafy Legacy
£25,000
30/09/2017
Greater London Authority Horsenden Hill Working Woodland
£15,000
30/09/2017
Greater London Authority Loxford Park: Community Tree Planting
£10,190
30/09/2017
Greater London Authority Sutcliffe Park: Planting a Leafy Legacy
£25,000
30/09/2017
Greater London Authority Horsenden Hill Working Woodland
£15,000
30/09/2017
Greater London Authority Loxford Park: Community Tree Planting
£15,000
30/09/2017
Greater London Authority Racecourse Estate Greening Project
£15,000
30/09/2017
Greater London Authority Isleworth Orchards
£10,190
30/09/2017
Greater London Authority Sutcliffe Park: Planting a Leafy Legacy
£15,000
30/09/2017
Greater London Authority Loxford Park: Community Tree Planting
£15,000
30/09/2017
Greater London Authority Isleworth Orchards
£15,000
30/09/2017
Greater London Authority Racecourse Estate Greening Project
£25,000
30/09/2017
Greater London Authority Horsenden Hill Working Woodland
£45,000
31/08/2017
City Bridge Trust £45,000 over 12 months to build Trees for Cities’ (TFC) capacity to develop and implement a range of services that will diversify its income, particularly from landowners and businesses to enable social investment.
£53,250
28/02/2017
Greater London Authority Planting of 3 community orchards across London in parks and green spaces.
£10,000
30/11/2016
National Lottery Heritage Fund This project will hold a family festival, including music, food and drink, arts and crafts stalls, mini beast trails, face painting, tree wand making and tree planting. It will encourage people to learn about the local environment and horticulture, engage in outdoor activities and spend time with their neighbours to form friendships and celebrate diverse cultures.
£10,000
31/10/2016
National Lottery Heritage Fund This project will use the funding to deliver a community led tree planting project. This will greatly enhance an urban space whilst improving the environment and bringing the community together.
£50,000
30/09/2016
Dulverton Trust Future Urban Forests
£10,000
31/12/2015
Greater London Authority Creation of urban orchard meadow at Wood End Wireless in Ealing
£50,000
31/10/2015
Greater London Authority To fund mass tree planting activity in Ealing
£25,000
31/05/2015
Dulverton Trust Future Urban Forests
£10,000
21/01/2015
National Lottery Heritage Fund Not Available
£10,000
31/10/2014
Greater London Authority Speed Volunteering project - Time 4 Trees
£150,000
31/08/2014
City Bridge Trust £150,000 over three years (3 x £50,000) towards staffing and associated costs of developing and sustaining edible playgrounds in 20 London schools.
How effective is it?
Urban Tree Programmes

Description: Trees for Cities work with local organisations and community groups to focus their tree planting projects on delivering long-term, practical solutions to green polluted city environments and provide local people with the skills and ability to secure sustainable livelihoods. Their tree-planting efforts have not only positively affected communities in London but have far reach to 13 other countries including Ica in Peru, Nairobi in Kenya and Pokhara in Nepal.

Objectives: To create high quality green spaces in the more socially and environmentally deprived parts of cities and towns

Intervention period: Ongoing

Beneficiaries: General public

Outputs Outcomes
01/04/2018-31/03/2019
10721 Volunteers getting trees into the ground207986 Urban trees planted across 22 UK cities and 8 African cities
11500 Trees planted in Africa
Schools Programmes

Description: Edible Playgrounds offer a lively, engaging, multi-sensory way to teach children about growing and eating healthy food. Aside from the physical health benefits that eating well brings, learning in an outdoor environment combats Nature Deficit Disorder and has been shown to increase mental health by boosting mood, confidence and self-esteem. Furthermore, allowing the children to connect with nature develops attentiveness and self-reliance in the pupils, leading to more sustainable behaviours in the long term.

Objectives: To give all children the opportunity to plant and learn about trees

Intervention period: Ongoing

Beneficiaries: School Children

Outputs Outcomes
01/04/2018-31/03/2019
26 Edible Playgrounds built in London, Liverpool and Birkenhead 14171 School children engaged
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Management
David Elliott is Chief Executive and has worked in the non-profit sector for a number of international organisations, prior to which he was a management consultant for Accenture. He is a Commissioner for the London Sustainable Development Commission, a Trustee for the African Conservation Foundation and previously for the International Tree Foundation. He holds BSc degrees in Biological Sciences from Edinburgh University and Politics & International Relations from LSE, and an MBA from Cambridge University.
Governance
Trustees (7)
Main office

TREES FOR CITIES
PRINCE CONSORT LODGE
KENNINGTON PARK PLACE
LONDON
SE11 4AS

Legal constitution
  • UK Charity, number: 1032154
  • First registered on 27/01/1994
Objectives

TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN THE APPRECIATION OF TREES AND THEIR AMENITY VALUE, AND IN FURTHERANCE OF THIS THE PLANTING AND PROTECTION OF TREES EVERYWHERE, AND IN PARTICULAR INNER CITY AREAS.

Janine Hawkins is chair and is an experienced Board Advisor and CEO, and a specialist in business strategy, marketing and international brand building. She was previously Global CEO of WPP’s marketing consultancy Added Value, and now works as a NED, advisor and mentor with a variety of enterprising individuals and businesses. She has worked with Trees for Cities for over 10 years, and was appointed to the Board in 2014.