A  project aiming to plant 18 million trees in the Glasgow area is set to get £200,000 support.

The cash, which is to cover two years, is due to come from the UK Government Shared Prosperity Fund if a cabinet meeting approves it next week. 

If agreed, the money would go towards the 10 year Clyde Climate Forest project, which aims to plants the millions of trees within a decade.

It would fund four roles including a director, development manager and operations co-ordinator. 

The funding proposal will go before before the Glasgow City Region Cabinet meeting next week. 

The Clyde Climate Forest scheme was launched in 2021 and aims to see an additional 9,000 hectares of trees planted including 1.5 million trees in urban areas. 

The launch was funded thanks to £400,000 “from the Woodland Trust’s (WT) Emergency Tree Fund and a funding commitment by Scottish Forestry (SF), ” according to a paper to be presented to the Glasgow City Region cabinet on Tuesday.

But the cash is due to run out in October prompting a move to consider using the UK Shared Prosperity Fund for continuing the Clyde Climate Forest bid. 

The Glasgow City Region covers Glasgow City, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire.