The National Forest Company was established in April 1995 and is responsible, through partnership working, for the delivery of the National Forest Strategy.
It is a charitable company (charity number 1166563), limited by guarantee whose members are the Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, the National Forest Company Chair and two independent representatives. The Company is governed by its Article of Association and overseen by its Board of Trustees.
The Company receives funding to assist in the delivery of the National Forest Strategy from its sponsor department, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), as well as raising additional income from a range of sources.
The National Forest Company is a small, enabling body that works in partnership with a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations. It works closely with the National Forest Charitable Trust (formerly the Heart of the National Forest Foundation), to maximise income for the Forest.
- Read more: The Strategy
25 Years and Counting
The National Forest celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016. With more than 8.5 million trees planted, creating more than 7,000 ha of new habitats, woodland cover across the Forest area has increased from around 6% to 20%. In its 25 years, the Forest has also seen a 48% increase in the value of the tourism economy, creating new jobs especially those linked with new wood related businesses and the visitor economy. The developing Forest has also helped to transform the lives of communities with more than 80% of all Forest created having public access and more than 550,000 children having enjoyed environmental education sessions.
Annual Report 2015-16
- Download the document: 2015-16 Annual Report
Also of interest
05 Dec 2016
The inaugural National Forest Woodland Awards were presented by Sir William Worsley, Chair of the National Forest Company, at an event held at Staunton Harold Hall, near Ashby de la Zouch.
01 Nov 2016
As part of The National Forestís 25th anniversary celebrations, the National Forest Company has launched a new walk through some of the most picturesque parts of the Forest on the Derbyshire Staffordshire border.
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10 Dec 2016
Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire
A day of adventure awaits, whatever the weather. You can meet and feed the animals, explore the outdoor Funfield and have fun in the huge indoor play area.
17 Dec 2016
A multi-awarded conservation park and visitor attraction in Derbyshire. Easily accessible and free entry and parking offering quality shops, eateries, walks and wildlife against the backdrop of 25 acre lake.
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01 Dec 2016
Carla posts her final blog and reflects on the role so far.
30 Nov 2016
NFC employee, Carla Robinson, continues her volunteering on the National Forest Way.
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