Cumbria Woodlands has partnered with the Lake District Foundation to encourage woodland management and woodland creation across the county. In May 2022 it was announced we were successful in our application and would receive £499,800 from the Trees call to Action Fund. With this funding, the Woodland Futures project was launched!
The project focuses on work and services that Cumbria Woodlands has been delivering for 30 years. Woodland Futures works across Cumbria, directly benefiting existing woodlands, encouraging future woodlands and supporting landowners and professionals in the sector.
The project will run for three years until March 2025.
The woodland Futures project has been awarded a grant from the £6 million Trees Call to Action Fund, led by Defra, the Forestry Commission and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The Trees Call to Action Fund supports projects which protect trees and woodlands, boost forestry skills and jobs, develop woodland creation partnerships, and engage communities with nature. The fund will distribute grants between £250,000-500,000 to be spent over three years, funding 12 projects across England.
This project is also supported by the Woodland Trust.