Woodland Trust Community pilot scheme grants up for grabs
August 15, 2016
Community Woodland Programme
The Woodland Trust launched a pilot in the spring as part of a £1.25m partnership with Nationwide Building Society to provide funding for communities to either establish new groups, or help existing groups undertake greater care and maintenance of a local wood.
In total over £70,000 has been provided to applicants in the first round of grants with
12 community groups across the North of England celebrating the award of a
grant and a second window for grant applications is now open until October.
Community groups looking to make a step change in their responsibility can apply for either a start-up grant of £1,000 available to new groups in the pilot region, with
established groups looking to take on some form of woodland ownership being eligible to apply for a grant of up to £10,000.
The Trust hopes to work with 50 communities before the end of the pilot to either
establish groups or enable them to take ownership of woodland. There is a short application to be completed by interested groups.
If you do have any questions related to the grants please contact Paul Moseley at the Woodland Trust.
For more information about the pilot and how to apply for the grants before the next deadline of Monday 3 October visit : http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/communities/community-woodland
The Community Woodland Network is the hub of the project. Here you will find useful information and guidance on how to successfully create and look after your community wood. For more information see: www.communitywoodland.org
Contact: Paul Mosley, Community Woodland Officer
t: 0343 770 5895