Plunkett Foundation was the lead delivery partner for Making Local Woods Work. Plunkett helps communities to take control of their challenges and overcome them together. It supports people, predominantly in rural areas, to set up and run life-changing community businesses; entities that are owned and run democratically by large numbers of people in their community. These businesses help people to tackle a range of issues, from isolation and loneliness to poverty, and come in many forms including shops, pubs, cafes, bookshops, land-based initiatives, and everything in between.
The Community Woodlands Association was established in 2003 by Scotland’s community woodland groups to help them achieve their aspirations and potential. They provide advice, assistance and information; facilitate networking and training; and represent and promote community woodlands to the wider world.
Locality is the national network of ambitious and enterprising community-led organisations, working together to help neighbourhoods thrive. They are a national network of inspiring, ambitious and dedicated community-led organisations and associate members.
Llais y Goedwig is proud to be the voice of community woodlands in Wales. They are a large, member strong, grassroots network. Llais y Goedwig aims to represent and support community groups and practitioners across Wales.
The Woodland Trust is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity with over 500,000 members and supporters and more than 1,000 sites all over the UK. They protect and campaign on behalf of the country’s woods, plant more trees, and look after our ancient woodland, for the benefit of wildlife and people.
Shared Assets believe that land is a common good that should deliver shared benefits for everyone. They provide practical advice, support and training to landowners and communities who want to manage land as a sustainable and productive asset. They also undertake research, policy and advocacy work to help create an environment where common good models of land management can flourish.
Grown in Britain is a national movement designed to create a sustainable wood culture that connects people, companies and organisations to our woods and forests and the importance they provide for people, wildlife and a thriving economy. With the backing of government, industry and other organisations, they are able to bring together a broad diversity of forest, woodland, societal, manufacturing and end-user interests to create a sustainable future for our woods. The Grown in Britain brand identifies wood that has been grown in Britain from well-managed forests in accordance with the UK Forestry Standard, and assured through a certification scheme.
Hill Holt Wood is many things. It is a woodland – open to the public every day. It is a business – a social enterprise with charitable status. It is a concept – a way of working with the local community to create a better environment, provide employment and reach out to those in need. It operates in the community to provide a wide range of different services, from education and training to 14-19 year olds, adult education courses in the woodland, countryside and forestry management to the provision of green space at their other sites for those suffering from mental health issues.
The National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty is an incorporated controlled company limited by guarantee formed in December 1998. It is the voice of the AONB partnerships in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and represents those involved in the planning and management of 8,000 square miles of the UK’s finest landscapes.
Forestry Commission is the government department responsible for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woodlands and increasing their value to society and the environment.
Forest Research is the research agency of the Forestry Commission. Forest Research is Great Britain’s principal organisation for forestry and tree related research and is internationally renowned for the provision of evidence and scientific services in support of sustainable forestry. Forest Research works for many Government departments, all the devolved administrations, forestry and land management stakeholders, environmental NGO’s and the European Union.