The Suffolk Canopy Fund

Suffolk Community Foundation is proud to be a launch partner for the Queen’s Green Canopy, a tree planting and preservation campaign that will leave a lasting legacy to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. To support tree planting, ongoing maintenance and community access to associated green spaces across the county, the Suffolk Community Foundation is setting up a Suffolk Canopy Fund which individuals, businesses and organisations are encouraged to donate to.

Tree Wardens will work with communities and parish councils to link up existing woodland with woodland walkways and hedgerows as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy.  This tree planting will not only create natural corridors for biodiversity, but link the county together through creative planting of its footpaths and bridleways.

Quality green space is essential not just for the environment, but also for residents’ health and wellbeing. Suffolk already has commitment from local government, industry and community organisations to create the greenest county. In this context, the Queen’s Green Canopy in Suffolk will be designed to improve access and awareness of both existing and new green spaces, with particular focus on residents who don’t have access to green space or that have the most to gain from the mental and physical health benefits it provides.

Partners, including Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Tree Warden Network, the Woodland Trust, Green Light Trust, the National Trust, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Suffolk Community Foundation, Church of England in Suffolk, Ipswich Borough Council, Royal Forestry Society, Community Action Suffolk, Forestry Commission, the Suffolk Agricultural Association and Suffolk’s Association of Local Councils are working together with the commitment of enhancing, preserving and increasing access to the amazing green space that the county has to offer.

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For online donations up to £500 please make your gift here: https://justgiving.com/campaign/thesuffolkcanopyfund

To make a donation of over £500, please make a donation online via by bank transfer here.

Suffolk has been working to achieve a countywide commitment for the Queen’s Green Canopy and we are delighted that so many brilliant organisations are working together, not only to honour our monarch’s 70 years of service but to achieve lasting and meaningful change for all our residents.  Together we hope to plant a tree for every resident and we are encouraging as many people as possible get involved. The quality green space this project creates will encourage thriving communities for generations to come.

Diana Hunt

Suffolk Deputy Lieutenant and spokesperson for The Queen’s Green Canopy in Suffolk

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