Resources

Looking after a woodland for your community throws up many challenges and questions - in these resources you will find some answers.

New additions are welcome - a collective effort of Llais y Goedwig members, this library is growing all the time.

Source funding and generate income

Every community woodland group needs funding to bring people and place together.

Actively engaging people within a wood needs funding – whether it is to mend fences, buy tools, provide safety equipment or get raw materials for repairs – to name some.  Things like insurance or permissions also need money. Funding may be local donations through to major grant applications to undertake significant projects, such as creating new access or re-planting a felled area.

Woodlands can also be a workplace to develop enterprises and make products that can be traded to support future woodland management.

Business planning

Funding providers want to know how and when money will be spent and expect results – this forms a business plan. When considering a social enterprise, this is also vital.

Setting up a social enterprise

Woodlands can be a workplace to develop enterprises and make products that can be traded to support future woodland management.

Sustainable funding

Funders want to see how contributions support the future of a community woodland group, and volunteer inputs ‘in kind’ can demonstrate sustainability.

Funding opportunities

There are a wide range of potential funding sources – so look to match up your aspirations with stated funder objectives when searching the funding databases and platforms available

Latest Natural Resources Wales Funding update May 2016

Funding search database and guidance from Community Foundation Wales

Funding Search database from Wales Council for Voluntary Action – GRANTnet

Funding ideas from the Institute of Fundraising – Finding Funding

Online funding resource for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises – Funding Central

Online crowdfunding platform that brings communities together and allows individuals to pledge on projects they  believe in – Crowdfunder

 

 

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