A partnership working to support and grow woodland social enterprise around the UK. Find out how you can get involved today!



Making Local Woods Work is an exciting pilot project working to help support and grow woodland social enterprises across the UK. The project is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and led by Plunkett Foundation and involves a range of fantastic partners.

Over the next three years we’ll be working with 50 woodland social enterprises across the UK. We’ll be providing them with a range of support tailored to their individual needs; all fifty will receive four days of specialist support, with the majority then going on to receive at least some further assistance up to a further 12 days of support per group.

We’ll also be making sure there lots of ways that anyone interested in or involved with woodland social enterprise can get involved – from training events and workshops to webinars and national campaigns. Get involved by signing up to our newsletter and keeping an eye on our events page. 


Where we work


See our map of woodland social enterprises



A series of films showcasing the diversity and impact of woodland social enterprises. 

Woodland Social Enterprise


Learn more about the potential of Woodland Social Enterprise

Our partners

We work with a range of amazing partner organisations.

Case studies

Look at our range of case studies

Contact us

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This site is managed by Plunkett Foundation, the national charity that helps communities to take control of their problems and overcome them together. We support people, predominantly in rural areas, to set up and run life-changing community businesses that help them tackle issues ranging from social isolation and loneliness to poverty.

Plunkett Foundation is a registered charity, numbers CC 313743 (England and Wales) and SC 045932 (Scotland). It is a company limited by guarantee, registered number 00213235 (England and Wales).

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