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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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ONE MONTH ON: WOODLAND SOCIAL ENTERPRISE NETWORK

After its official launch day on Thursday 9 March, we would like to thank you all for joining the network and contributing to some wonderful discussions already! With over 110 members, we look back on what has been going on so far:

Sharing case studies – Shared Assets posted about the case studies they have put together, as part of Making Local Woods Work. This includes one on Knoydart Forest Trust which can be found below:

Running training courses – Someone expressed an interest in seeing a course run on knot tying at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, one of our woodland social enterprise groups, with a great response on seeing this put together. We have seen similar posts about this and it is great to see members expressing an interest in more training sessions being run.

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Fundraising – The network is a great place to share any fundraising opportunities you currently have. Brickmakers Wood, for example, shared a post about raising funds to regenerate a section of their woodland which was being affected by fly tipping. This generated a good response from members, being seen by 56 members with 2 sharing the post. They have now successfully raised the funds they needed and we hope that this post went some way towards this:

These are just a few examples of the kinds of things members are sharing on the Woodland Social Enterprise Network. We hope that the Network continues to grow and remain an important place for our groups and those working in Woodland Social Enterprises to find and share information.

Become part of the online network today

Please read our Code of Conduct before requesting to join the network:

The group is moderated by Plunkett Foundation staff and has a code of conduct (see above).

Nothing you post in the groups will be visible on your personal profile or timeline, but your friends will be able to see that you are a member of the networking group.

If you have any friends or colleagues who you feel would benefit from joining the network, please send them an invitation to join.