Trees for Fees

Raise funds for trees and get your Greenpop Eden Festival of Action 2019 programme fee discounted or free.

What is the Festival of Action?

What is Trees for Fees?

Trees for Fees is Greenpop’s fundraising programme for the Eden Festival of Action.

Become a fundraising activist for Greenpop and ask your friends and family to help you raise funds for trees through your own online activist project page on GivenGain.

Not only will we use the funds you raise to plant trees across Southern Africa, but for every tree raised you will also get a discount on your programme fees to the Eden Festival of Action. And, if you raise enough trees you can even attend the programme for free!

Donate via GivenGain

Select your goal.

Your fundraising goal will depend on the number of weeks you would like to spend at the Eden Festival of Action.

1 tree = ZAR 120 or USD 10



(ZAR 9,600 or USD 800)



(ZAR 18,000 or USD 1,500)



(ZAR 24,000 or USD 2,000)

Take note of your deadline.

If you meet your goal by 1 May 2019, you can attend the programme for free!

If you do not meet your goal you will receive a discount on the programme fee relevant to the amount of trees raised. For example, if you raise 25% of your goal you will get a 25% discount on your programme fees.

Set up your campaign.


Decide on a fundraising goal.

Think about how many weeks you would like to attend the Eden Festival of Action and then select your appropriate fundraising target as indicated above.

Or select a higher amount to go above and beyond (and stand a chance to win awesome prizes)!

Be ambitious. You’ve got this.


Create your activist project on GivenGain.

1. Click “Start Fundraising” above. 

2. Login to GivenGain or sign up for an activist account if you don’t already have one.

3. Set up your activist project. Add your fundraising target, your deadline, and some photos and extra details to make your project POP! Be sure to tell everyone why you are raising funds for trees!


Spread the word about your project.

Send personal emails to your friends and family. Tell everyone you know in person. Use your social media to spread the word. Don’t forget to share why this is important to you and keep everyone posted on your progress and milestones.

Frequently asked questions.

Will every sponsor get a tree certificate?

After the project we will send one certificate to you with the GPS coordinates of the location where we planted ‘your trees’. You can share this certificate with your donors.

Can I also receive donations in cash or electronic bank transfer?

All donations must go through GivenGain. Therefore, your donors can support your project by donating funds via their credit card or electronic bank transfer. If you decide to sell lemonade or your granny gives you a crisp R100 note for your birthday, you can add this cash to your GivenGain profile by donating to your own campaign.

If I sponsor 80 trees for USD 10 / ZAR 120 the total amount of money is a lot more than the programme fee. Why is that?

If you participate in the Trees for Fees programme the total amount of money raised does not only cover your programme fee, but also the costs of planting the 80 trees. Thus, the total amount of money will be higher and you are supporting our planting programmes.

I have 80 real physical trees in my garden. Can I donate them to Greenpop and get the full discount?

Unfortunately not. We try to run our project in the most sustainable way possible so we buy all of our trees which we plant from local nurseries to avoid transportation and support the local economy.

Will my fundraising cover the cost of getting to and from the Eden District?

Unfortunately it’s not possible to raise funds for trees to cover the costs of transport from your hometown to the Eden District and back.

Greenpop Foundation NPC is a registered non-profit organisation. Registration Number (NPO): 151-411 NPO.

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