BTFL Project supporters
Platinum sponsor and Birmingham Tree Champion Deutsche Bank Birmingham has planted over 20,000 trees with us in since 2012-13. Many young trees have been planted at the Lickey Hills to replace diseased trees that had to be felled. We have particularly enjoyed having lots of Deutsche Bank staff on site with us at planting events.
The Halpin Trust
Charitable Trust The Halpin Trust has supported BTFL for several years, helping us to plant trees and involve children across the city. We are currently working with them on a project along the River Cole.
The three local Waitrose branches have supported BTFL numerous times through their Community Matters scheme; Waitrose Four Oaks has helped to create a community orchard at Harvest Fields Park in Sutton Coldfield.
HS2 Community Environment Fund
We are currently in receipt of a 3 year grant from the HS2 Community Environment Fund to plant trees in inner city parks along the route of the HS2 rail line in Birmingham (2018-21).
Recent larger corporate supporters:
HSBC UK sponsored tree planting and woodland management workshops with BTFL for the first time in 2017-18, and continue to send volunteers to help plant trees.
Sutton Coldfield Based company Castleton Technology (formerly Documotive) sponsored tree planting with BTFL for a several years in Sutton Coldfield, and now have their own ‘Documotive wood’ at Banners Gate, Sutton Park.
Birmingham International Airport sponsored tree planting in 2016-17 at Sheldon Country Park, right under the flight path and were an early supporter of BTFL.
Past ‘Gold’ supporters:
Former Gold sponsor Willmott Dixon Partnerships Ltd sponsored two Big Tree Plant events in 2012-13 with a donation of £2000 match funding for the project. Over 1500 trees were planted at two locations North and South.
Former Platinum Sponsor npower contributed £5000 to fund a Schools and Community Liaison Officer for two years in 2009-2011, enabling us to work with local schools and Friends Groups to involve them in tree planting events across Birmingham. In 2012 npower generously gave a second donation, for which BTFL is most grateful.
Silver Sponsor Calthorpe Estates sponsored a Tree Walk Guide for Cannon Hill Park, launched in July 2010, highlighting the trees of interest in the city’s flagship park and guiding visitors around the tree trail.