Help and support for creating Community Woodlands

Land of Oak & Iron partner, the Woodland Trust, are working with the Community Woodland network, in partnership with Nationwide, to support communities to own, manage and reconnect with local woods.

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Owning and managing a community wood is an exciting opportunity to meet like minded people, create homes for wildlife and benefit from the many resources our trees offer us such as a place to play and a supply of wood fuel.

They are offering free information and advice, as well as grant funding (currently limited to community groups in Cumbria, Northumberland, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, GTR Manchester, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and Teeside), all in the name of creating a fantastic green space for the local area to enjoy. For more information please download the Community Woodland flyer or visit the Woodland Trust web site.

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. You can also join the conversation with other like-minded communities, share your experiences and pick up useful tips.