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The National Forest Company

What is the National Forest Company?

The National Forest Company was set up in 1995 to spearhead the creation of The National Forest. The Company receives funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The Company has a staff complement of 19.

Who does the National Forest Company work with?

It was intentionally decided to keep the National Forest Company small, its prime purpose being to facilitate, in partnership with others, the Government's commitment to create this new forest for the nation. This involves the Company working closely with a wide range of partners including national, regional and local government, businesses, voluntary organisations, communities and individuals.

What is your stand on taking money from corporations?

We welcome and depend on money from the private sector, both larger and smaller companies. A wide range of sponsors support The National Forest. The Company reserves the right not to work with a company where that might be to the detriment of the reputation of The National Forest, but in practice this rarely happens. The closest and most rewarding partnerships happen when a company shares the environmental aims and other value of the National Forest Company.

Can the National Forest Company help with my project?

We realise that having the skills and resource to develop and deliver projects is often an issue.  The Company does not have a delivery team for external projects however we do have expertise and range of funding opportunities to support projects .  Our support can include help to lever in further money, providing expert advice or assisting with project development.  Our corporate plan [hyperlink] gives direction on our current priorities. We welcome ideas.