£10 – £20

Making Local Woods Pay! How to finance a woodland social enterprise

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Hill Holt Wood

Norton Disney

LN6 9JP

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A Making Local Woods Work event delivered by Plunkett Foundation, Shared Assets, Hill Holt Wood and Locality aimed at all woodland social enterprises including MLWW participant groups. Woodland social enterprise practitioners are also encouraged to attend. Delegates will be asked to state their social and/or environmental mission prior to attendance!

The aim of the day is to provide an opportunity for those involved in woodland social enterprise to learn how to generate the necessary income to make the enterprise financially sustainable as well as showcasing income generation to those not yet doing it.

Places are limited so attendees are encouraged to book early to secure their place!

9:00 Arrival

10:00 Welcome

10:15 Funding Woodland Social Enterprise - options and forms of finance with Hugh Rolo, Locality

  • Income
  • Community shares
  • Loan finance
  • Crowd-funding
  • Grants Blending finance

10:45 Q & A - plenary discussion

11:00 Where does WSE income come from

  • What do you make money from?
  • What would you like to make more money from?

11:15 Where does WSE income come from

  • How much can you make from... timber processing, wood products, education services, woodfuel sales, events, health and wellbeing services

12:00 Break

12:10 Workshops

  • 1) Writing a good grant application with Mick McGrath, Locality
  • 2) So you want to grow your enterprise? Scaling up with Mark Walton, Shared Assets
  • 3) Networking space

13:00 Lunch

13:30 Making Corporate Social Responsibility work for WSE's with Ben Crabb, APIS Solutions

14:00 Funding surgery - Question Time-style! with Cooperative and Community Finance, Charity Bank, Big Lottery Fund (Awards for All) and Power To Change

15:00 Break

15:15 Workshops (as above)

16:00 Closing plenary and wrap up

Delegates can remain at Hill Holt Wood for networking until 17:30.


We look forward to welcoming a range of woodland social enterprises from across the country. MLWW participant groups will be charged £10 per person while other woodland social enterprises will be charged £20. We look forward to an exciting and productive day of learning and networking.

Each organisation will be asked to state it's social and/or environmental mission prior to the event. We are keen to understand the social enterprise aspect of each group attending.

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LN6 9JP

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