HOW IT WORKS

Woodland Savers’ mission is to work with local communities at scale to purchase British woodlands, to restore their ecological health and to protect them in perpetuity.

 

How it works

THE WOODLAND SAVERS MODEL

Woodland Savers restores the advantage to communities in land acquisition and management. 

We simplify the process of crowdfunding for you, working with our partners to help you over the various hurdles and realise the dream of owning, protecting and enjoying your local woodland in perpetuity. We care for what we own, and too few communities have had the chance to do either until now. 

 

Working with Woodland Savers, local people will receive a 20% discount on shares in acquired woodlands. In partnership with the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, we have created the Woodland Savers Match Fund, which doubles local crowdfunding. We then round up from other partners the rest of the capital needed to buy and manage the land through the early stages. 

 

Our forestry-qualified Head of Woodlands then works with the community to design and help deliver a woodland management plan based on the history and flourishing future of that specific landscape. Our natural capital and social value data partners help each project to report the development of improved outcomes for wildlife and people, bolstering the case for further grants or impact investment. We balance local characteristics and aspirations with national expertise on land management and community business, to help you get there. 

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How it works
Click through the icons to see how each step of the Woodland Savers model works.

THE WOODLAND TOOLKIT

The Woodland Savers Toolkit provides community members support that goes far beyond woodland ownership and acquisition. Get in touch to talk to one of the team about how we can best support you and your community.  

HERE TO HELP

Most of us feel overwhelmed by the challenge of addressing the climate and nature emergencies. Woodland Savers is here to help change this into empowerment. We help you ensure the preservation of woodlands and wild landscapes as essential habitats for nature and a space for the community to enjoy in nature-positive ways. Both now, and for future generations.

 

Woodland Savers is a community of fellowship, insight, resources and support. We back your community nature recovery projects from inception and for the long term.