Forest Society Grants

The Forest Society Grants application window is now closed. Please return later this year for more opportunities. 

The Forest Society Grant scheme will fund new ways to support the health and wellbeing of residents and communities within the National Forest. It will engage new and diverse audiences, increase participation, and use local woodlands to harness the wellbeing benefits of spending time outdoors and connecting with nature. 

Through this grant programme we want to find new ways to support people as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic; we want to demonstrate how local woodlands can be a tonic for our wellbeing, and to engage new and diverse audiences to increase activities in the National Forest. All activity must benefit residents and communities living within the National Forest boundary utilising the wellbeing potential of local woodlands.

We are looking to support new and innovative ideas / projects that will engage local residents and communities within the National Forest.

Voluntary groups, businesses, community groups, creative organisations, artists, facilitators, charities, social enterprises and CICs can apply.

How to apply: 

You will need read the application guidance document and complete the application form below which must be returned to the National Forest team by 29 June 2021.

Please complete the form carefully, making sure to include:

  • A clear explanation of the project, its aims and the methods used to engage people
  • How you will measure success and demonstrate benefit for participants
  • The expected impacts and legacy of the project, identifying how benefits created during the project may continue in the future.

If you require further information or an informal discussion about your application, please contact Hollie Davison at or call 07816364775.

If you have any alternative access needs that require you submit your application in another format, or require further information in another format, please get in touch with Hollie Davison on the above email or phone number.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 5pm on Tuesday 29 June 2021. Applications need to be emailed to Hollie Davison at  or posted to the National Forest Company Office (address on application form).