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Working with Others

We work with a range of partner organisations to protect and improve the trees, woodlands and forests of the East and East Midlands, and expand their cover for the wildlife and communities that rely on them.

Some of our partnerships and projects:

Woodlands into Management - New Audiences Forestry Business Project Evaluation

Between 2014 and 2016 Forest Services undertook a series of interlinked engagement activities as part of the Woodlands Into Management (WIM) programme. These events took the form of : Pie and Pint introduction and networking events; Masterclass events looking at grant applications; follow-on business advice from a FACE consortium advisor; and machinery demonstrations. This projects overarching objective was to get more woodlands into management by targeting the supply side of the forestry economy. To do this the events aimed to:

• Provide local businesses with information and knowledge about the possibilities for developing and expanding their enterprises
• Link the businesses with Leader, Countryside Productivity and LEP funding streams as appropriate to the scale and development objectives of their enterprise
• Establish new relationships between businesses and Forest Services, i.e. connecting with new customers not yet known to Area teams nor in receipt of forestry related capital grants
• Facilitate networking amongst businesses important to the local woodland and forest economy.

The New Audiences Evaluation provides some insights as to how well this  project achieved it’s aims.

Last updated: 17th June 2017