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Supporting The National Forest

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Since 1995, the National Forest Company has been leading the way in the creation of The National Forest, a beautiful wooded landscape covering 200 square miles across Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire. It is the first new forest to be created on this scale in England for a thousand years.

So far, more than 8.5 million trees have been planted, over 2,200 hectares of wildlife habitats created or brought back into management, 97km of hedgerows planted and over 150 new wildlife ponds created. Forest cover has been increased from an initial 6% to 20%, linking towns, villages and open spaces and we need your support to continue to help it grow.

Your donation will help to:

  • Create new forest habitats, benefiting both wildlife and people
  • Ensure new woodlands become strong and sustainable
  • Enable more children to learn about the Forest and understand the benefits it brings
  • Help find solutions to key challenges, such as adapting to climate change and creating a low carbon economy, through cutting edge research
  • Enable people from all backgrounds to access and enjoy the Forest

Ways you can help:

Donate Online

Please note: Address information will be collected during the payment stage.

Please note: No '£' sign needed in donation amount field i.e. 25 or 25.00 not £25.

Gift Aid

Gift Aid It

Gift Aid raises more funds for The National Forest without costing you a penny more. If you are a UK taxpayer we can reclaim the tax on your donations.

Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate

Gift Aid is reclaimed by the National Forest Company from the tax you pay for the current tax year.

Your address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer.

In order to Gift Aid your donation you must tick the box below.

I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference.

Please notify the National Forest Company if you:

  • want to cancel this declaration
  • change your name or home address
  • no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.

If you pay income tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your self-assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

Contact Preferences

We would like to stay in touch with you to share news and updates on our progress in creating the Forest. Please indicate below what you would be happy to receive:

Our e-newsletter containing news and information about the National Forest.

Information about visiting and staying in the Forest.

Contact us


Leah Graham, Fundraising & Development Officer

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National Forest Company
Enterprise Glade
Bath Yard
DE12 6BA
United Kingdom

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+44 (0)1283 551211

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