Pilot projects wanted for Making Local Woods Work

woodland with lochan
Scottish Rural Network

Expressions of Interest are currently being accepted for the Making Local Woods Work project.

Making Local Woods Work is being led by the Plunkett Foundation in partnership with other organisations to help support and grow woodland-based social enterprises across the UK.

The project will work with 50 woodland social enterprises across the UK over the next three years. It will provide them with a range of support tailored to their individual needs; all 50 will receive four days of specialist support, and there will be some additional support available for 30 of these, which is likely to take the form of a further 12 days of support per group. In addition, a series of training and networking events will be organised to help anyone interested in woodland social enterprise (not just the fifty pilots) to achieve their ambitions.

The project is seeking applications from groups who are looking to undertake new activity that will help to bring a range of benefits for local people, bring woodlands into active management and generate trading income.

Visit the Plunkett Foundation website to find out more and complete the online Expression of Interest form.

Expressions of Interest will be accepted until 23 February 2016