Expressions of interest are now being accepted for Making Local Woods Work, an exciting pilot project working to help support and grow woodland-based social enterprises across the UK. The project is being led by the Plunkett Foundation in partnership with a range of organisations.

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.

For more information on the project and to fill out the online expression of interest form, please click here.