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Another Way begins expansion plans following £15,000 business grant from the Tree Council

June 22nd, 2022

Grant will help to fund charity’s first employee; further funding sought 

The Tree Council was recently awarded a £500,000 from the £6 million Trees Call to Action Fund, led by Defra, the Forestry Commission and The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Part of the application criteria required them to support smaller conservation charities and Another Way has been selected. The specification of the £15,000 grant to Another Way is to support the marketing of the charity over the next three years and to achieve this Another Way is looking to recruit a Community Campaign Manager. 

19 year-old founder of Another Way Amy Bray said: “We are delighted to be able start the next growth phase of Another Way through employing people with a clear passion for our ecology, planet, and future. This grant, together with other donations we have received over the past few years, will allow us to begin to spread our wings and reach out nationally with our resources and projects to assist in enabling more sustainable lifestyles to protect our environment.  

“At the same time as moving ahead with this key recruit we are also seeking funds to further support our expansion plans and so looking to hear from benefactors, businesses or focused grant providers who can relate to our work and firmly believe in it,” Amy continued. 

Another Way and The Tree Council have had a close three-year relationship working together on tree and hedgerow planting projects in the Matterdale valley in Cumbria. Another Way has now planted some 27,000 tree and hedgerow saplings. 

Sara Lom, chief executive of The Tree Council commented: “Another Way is doing vital educational and practical work to help protect the environment and we are thrilled that we can support its growth. 

“Since WWII, more than 50% of UK hedgerows have been lost. This significant fund will allow us to continue, via our Talk to the Hedge campaign, to bring everyone together to plant, protect and promote the UK’s often undervalued hedgerows. As the UK’s largest priority habitat, hedgerows are essential for biodiversity and support no less than 2,000 diverse species. And with their ability to lock away vast quantities of carbon, absorb pollution and reduce flooding, they are crucial in the fight against climate change,” Sara concluded. 

The role of Another Way Community Campaign Manager includes being right at the heart of the charity working on programmes such as the 30 Steps to Another Way and the Ambassador Programme. “We are looking for someone with compassion, integrity, and enthusiasm for looking after our natural environment. Someone who has tons of energy, is creative, is a self-starter, has some marketing experience and preferably has worked or volunteered for a charity. We would love to hear from you if you feel you are this person,” Amy concluded. 

For full details about the position available please visit: 

Please contact if you are interested in discussing funding options for Another Way.  

About The Tree Council:  

The Tree Council is the national charity and membership organisation which brings everyone together with a shared mission to care for trees and our planet’s future. We inspire and empower organisations, government, communities and individuals with the knowledge and tools to create positive, lasting change at a national and local level. We are helped in our work by thousands of volunteer Tree Wardens and a growing force of Young Tree Champions. For more information about our work, visit 

About The Trees Call to Action Fund:  

The Trees Call to Action Fund is part of the Government’s wider Nature for Climate Fund, announced as part of the 2020 Budget. Grants are available from £250,000 to £500,000 to be spent over three years and cover capital and revenue costs.   

The England Trees Action Plan committed to treble tree planting rates in England by the end of this Parliament, supported by an intended £500m from the Nature for Climate Fund.    

In the recently launched Net Zero Strategy (Oct 2021), the Government announced that it will boost the Nature for Climate Fund with a further £124 million of new money, ensuring total spend of more than £750 million by 2025 on peat restoration, woodland creation, and management – above and beyond what was promised in the manifesto.  

The Trees Call to Action Fund is being delivered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Heritage Fund inspires, leads, and resources the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future.    


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