Making Local Woods Work is a 3.5 year pilot project working to help support and grow woodland social enterprises across the UK.
The project, which is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, is led by the Plunkett Foundation and involves a range of other partners.
The aim of the project is to grow capacity and confidence within the Woodland Social Enterprise (WSE) sector and, through research, assess how best to support future growth.
The project is working with over 60 Woodland Social Enterprises – offering support in relation to areas such as business planning & development, woodland management, governance and securing access to land. The project also includes training and networking events, open to any WSE.
The aim of this research is to further explore whether, and how, Woodland Social Enterprises are working with those most ‘in need’ in their communities and the barriers to this work, and whether these are further enhanced when working in a woodland setting.
To complete the survey, go to this link to Survey Monkey. The survey is likely to take around 15 minutes and all those completing the survey will have the option to be entered into a Prize Draw (for £50 Muddy Faces tokens or 2 days free support from a woodland expert).
For any further information or question about the research, contact Sarah Taragon at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01363 860151.