Become a partner

There are a number of ways you can get involved in City of Trees as a partner, whatever the size, scale or type of your organisation.

The benefits of joining the City of Trees movement include:

  • Hands on volunteering opportunities for your staff
  • Networking at events and seminars thoughout the year
  • Opportunities to develop and support green infrastructure projects
  • Your company logo on our website and your achievements celebrated through our partner newsletter and social media channels
  • City of Trees partner logo to display on your website and promotional materials

As a partner there are a number of ways you can get involved:

  • Host the City of Trees logo on your website and other promotional materials
  • Encourage your networks to join the movement and be part of greening Greater Manchester
  • Support the work of City of Trees through staff fundraising, project sponsorship or volunteering
  • Work with us to develop PR opportunities that raise the profile of the work we are doing to green Greater Manchester
  • Keep us informed of any planting or greening initiatives you are involved with yo help deliver the goals of the movement

To meet the team and become a partner contact Sian Day on 0161 872 1660; or email sian@cityoftrees.org.uk

 

Why become a partner in City of Trees?

Find out how you can work with us and the different ways your organisation can be involved in the movement. 

Property developers
  • Incorporate more trees within your development to add value
  • Work with us to add the right trees, in the right place, at the right time
  • Green adjoining areas to set the scene for your development
  • Use trees as a sustainable draining system
  • Play your part in supporting wider City Centre greening
  • Use your commitment to City of Trees principles as part of planning applications for high quality green developments
  • We offer employee volunteering opportunities as well as bespoke green CSR days for both clients and staff

 


Social Housing Providers
  • Incorporate more trees into your estate bringing a number of direct benefits
  • Bring existing problem woodland into management for use by communities
  • Involve your residents in caring for trees and woods
  • Increase the value of your stock by adding more trees to estates
  • Tell us about planting and woodland management opportunities and we can help to seek funds to enable projects to happen

Land, environment and planning professionals
  • Attending talks and sessions can help with your CPD
  • We offer employee volunteering opportunities as well as bespoke green CSR days for both clients and staff
  • Work with us to ensure our cities and towns benefit from urban greening initiatives and trees

Businesses and companies

Schools
  • We can help green your school grounds/estate
  • Use trees as a sustainable draining system for playgrounds, car parks etc 
  • Work with us to develop forest school areas and initiatives 
  • We can manage your existing trees and woodland 
  • We can work with your pupils on a wide range of exciting and fun projects such as seed sowing, craft activities, storytelling, apple pressing and much more 

Land and woodland owners
  • Tell us if you have land that trees can be planted on or woodland that needs managing; we may have funds to support 
  • We can offer advice and support to help you look after your existing tree assets
  • We offer free resources such as how to create a farm woodland 

Local authorities and councils
  • Tell us if you have land that trees can be planted on or woodland that needs managing; we may have funds to support
  • Greening up towns and cities have a huge number of benefits to residents and the community from health and wellbeing to economic
  • We can offer advice and support to help you look after your existing tree and woodland assets
  • Ensure you consider trees, and urban greening into new developments and regeneration plans to reap the benefits they bring
  • By building in trees and the natural environment into all relevant strategies, policies and delivery plans - including climate change, resilience, regeneration, transport, education and health – you will ensure your town or city becomes the best it can be 

Retailers
  • Boost the image and appearance of the local area
  • Help to increase shopper footfall and spend - research has shown that shoppers stay longer in greener shopping areas and spend more money
  • Promote your support to customers and key stakeholders 
  • We offer employee volunteering opportunities as well as bespoke green CSR days for both clients and staff

Greater Manchester Family
  • By building City of Trees into plans and strategies including Climate Change, Local Nature Partnership, growth, infrastructure, resources/funding, transport, health etc. you can help ensure the region is the best it can be
  • City of Trees as a good way to communicate with local people about the environment and engage with them about practical action
  • We offer employee volunteering opportunities as well as bespoke green CSR days for both clients and staff

Community groups and charities
  • Help share your successes with a wide range of partners and the public – getting your message out there
  • Apply for potential funding we may have
  • We can give support, advice, information and potentially equipment and resources to your project or initiative 
  • Access our wide network of volunteers