How we spend your money

Free trees for communities

We spent 81p in every pound on our charitable objectives.

We are committed to fundraising and communicating in an honest and transparent way. But we're nothing without you, our fantastic supporters, and the generous support you give to us.

Together we raised almost £50 million in 2016 but nothing we achieved could have happened without you.

How we spent your money in 2016

£11.9m - Restoring woodland and other habitats

Our landmark project to revive lost and degraded ancient woodland on land beyond our estate, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, notched up another 3,116 hectares of woods last year – and counting.

£8.2m - Protecting native woods and trees

Our busy campaigns team rallied to fight for a record number of ancient woods under threat last year – more than 150 nationwide. Major successes included the saving of beautiful Fairy Glen in Snowdonia, after more than 350 supporters objected to a proposed hydroelectric scheme.

£4.1m - Acquisition of woods and land

We bought 13 sites for new woods and woodland restoration in 2016: 1,400ha in all, more than double our target for the year. Notable among them was 104ha Longbeech Wood, in Kent.

£11.1m - Creating woods and places rich in trees

We helped to create more than 2,000ha of woodland, including planting almost 300,000 trees on our estate – 20% above our 2016 target!

£7.4m - Cost of generating funds

This includes work to develop exciting new ways that supporters can engage with the Woodland Trust. We launched our first Woodland Trust trailers last year – instant venues for promoting our work in our woods and beyond.

Accountability and transparency

The Woodland Trust is regulated by the Charity Commission and is a registered charity number 294344 in England and Wales and by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, registered charity number SC038885 in Scotland.

Our annual accounts are published on the Charity Commission website and Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

Download a copy of our annual reviews or request a copy of from us free of charge by writing to The Woodland Trust, Kempton Way, Grantham, NG31 6LL.

Our supporter promise

We are committed to fundraising in an honest and transparent way.

Read the full supporter promise