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Our partners help us stand up for trees. Click the logos to learn how our partnerships work and what we've achieved together.

Sainsbury's is our largest corporate partner. We have worked together since 2004, linked to donations from free range eggs, chicken and turkey. Since the partnership began, Sainsbury's has raised more than £8 million which has funded the planting of over three million trees across the UK. This support has helped connect thousands of children with nature through our free tree packs for schools and communities. Among other supported projects, Sainsbury's was the lead partner on our 2012 Jubilee Woods project and 2014-18 Centenary Woods First World War Commemoration project. 

 

Players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised a fantastic £10 million since 2010 to support our work in Scotland, England and Wales. Hundreds of community groups across the country will plant trees for people and wildlife, through players’ support for our community tree packs. Their support also champions urban trees through Street Trees, is helping restore ancient Caledonian pine forest at Loch Arkaig, and supports outdoor learning through the Green Tree Schools Award.

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Thanks to National Lottery players' money, the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) is the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK; inspiring, leading and resourcing the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future.

Since 1994, NLHF has given amazing support to the Woodland Trust with grants totalling more than £19 million for 90 projects throughout the UK. These include £1.9 million towards our ancient woodland restoration work, and have also helped, among other things, to protect almost 1,000 hectares of ancient woodland, engage with over 600,000 people, and buy and safeguard over 5,000 hectares of valuable woodland habitat.

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Nationwide Building Society is planting 60,000 trees in partnership with the Woodland Trust. It is also backing the national Community Woods programme to inspire communities to own or manage their own woodland.

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Yorkshire Tea's support over five years will help us to plant 500,000 trees, bringing massive benefits to schools, communities, woodland and wildlife. For each year of the partnership, the business is committed to funding 100,000 trees for schools through our tree pack scheme.

Yorkshire Tea shares our passion for trees and woodland and has been protecting and planting trees for over 30 years, both in the UK and in the countries from which its tea is sourced. The Woodland Trust partnership forms part of Yorkshire Tea’s one million tree pledge. The tea company will also be planting 500,000 trees in Kenya, working with communities around the tea estates that produce leaves for the Yorkshire Tea blend.

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Premier Paper has been working with the Woodland Trust since 2011. The partnership gives their customers the chance to mitigate the carbon used to produce the paper they buy. The cost of this is then passed on to the Woodland Trust to fund the planting of trees. Premier Paper is a dedicated supporter of the Woodland Trust and since the start of 2014 has helped us plant enough trees to cover 120 football pitches.

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AccorHotels has funded the planting of thousands of trees on farms across the UK. The business, which owns the ibis, Novotel, Mercure, Pullman and Sofitel brands, has planted almost 50,000 trees on 29 farms through us – from large scale arable farms and upland sheep farms to small scale organic vegetable growers. It is part of its ground breaking Plant for the Planet campaign which in just six years has financed the planting of over four million trees in 21 countries around the world.

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 We are planting thousands of trees thanks to support from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, through the Arbor Day Foundation.

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Asendia UK, an international mail and parcel company, supports our work by mitigating its carbon by planting trees through our Woodland Carbon scheme. Since 2014 it has mitigated more than 5,500 tonnes of CO2, planting enough trees to fill more than 17 football pitches.

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AXA UK is working with the Woodland Trust as part of the company-wide commitment to reducing their environmental impact. Through our Woodland Carbon scheme it will create 100 acres of new native woodland in the UK.

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The co-operative Bank has been a partner of the Woodland Trust since 2007. In that time, the Bank and its customers have donated over £530,000, helping us plant millions of trees and restore thousands of hectares of ancient woodland. Co-op Bank customers can currently support the Trust through the Bank’s Everyday Rewards scheme.

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CNG's support is funding the restoration of around 60 acres of precious ancient woodland, helping to rejuvenate our landscape, support biodiversity and protect crucial natural habitats for wildlife. It is also funding our MOREwoods project.

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Disney Store supports our work by donating 1p from the sale of all its UK carrier bags. Over a long term partnership, the company has supported the creation of Heartwood Forest – now the largest continuous new native forest in England. Disney has raised over £500,000 to establish its very own 'Magical Wood' within Heartwood, planted by Disney volunteers.

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Dorset Cereals supports our MOREwoods project helping landowners and community groups to plant over 38,000 trees across the UK and has donated over £200,000. The company has also planted its own woodland of 1,000 trees at its headquarters and supports our work with special on-pack promotions retailing in major supermarkets.

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DoubleTree by Hilton works with us to help fund the planting of thousands of native trees in the UK. Previously, Doubletree by Hilton sponsored our Visit Woods initiative, encouraging nature lovers to explore their local woods and the great outdoors. The company has also provided Gift in Kind, by offering hotel breaks to help engage our members and the wider public, as part of special promotions and competitions.

Our partner Eurostove

Eurostove has supported us since 2015. It donates £10 for every sale of its Mendip stove range. It also donates £15 for each Woodland Trust Wood Burning Stove sold. Eurostove is committed to sustainability and encourages its customers to fuel its stoves using wood from sustainable sources.

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Golden Charter is one of our two longest standing corporate partners, supporting our work since 1995. The funeral services provider has helped us plant over 250,000 trees, which if combined, would form a large wood covering 463 acres. The company makes a donation to support our work for every pre-paid funeral plan it sells.

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As the UK’s largest independent commercial property consultancy, GVA is working with the Woodland Trust to mitigate its unavoidable business carbon. Its contributions will result in thousands of native trees being planted across the UK. GVA has also supported the creation of beautiful wildflower meadows.

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IKEA’s support has helped us transform local neighbourhoods through trees. It has raised more than £3 million for the Trust since 2007, helping us plant over a million trees.

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The Woodland Trust and Joules joined forces to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors; as a brand that was born in the countryside, it’s a perfect fit. Established in 2018, our partnership sees Joules make a donation to the Trust with every sale of certain products. The retailer also encourages its customers to get out and enjoy the many wonders that woods and trees have to offer.

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Lakeland has supported us since 2008, generating around £150,000. Initially we benefited from 1p donations from carrier bags used by customers. We have also been benefiting from the 5p charge for single use carrier bags in Wales and Scotland. We now receive £20,000 annually from Lakeland through sales of single use carrier bags across Britain.

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Marks and Spencer customers can stand up for trees every time they shop and scan their Sparks members card. Sparks allows shoppers to nominate the Woodland Trust to receive 1p from M&S every time they make a transaction - online or in-store. Our partnership with M&S dates back to 2008, when we joined forces for a Christmas Card Recycling Scheme. Running until 2017, the project was a huge success, recycling close to 51.5 million Christmas cards and planting 51,500 trees.

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Nicky, a brand of Sofidel Group, works in partnership with the Woodland Trust through on-pack donations from sales of its Nicky Elite toilet rolls and kitchen towels in major retailers. The company is helping us to plant 20,000 native trees each year across all regions of the UK

 

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Pearson, the world's leading learning company, is one of our Woodland Carbon partners. By removing the carbon emissions from its UK offices and the production of its annual review, the company creates 11.25 hectares of new woodland with us each year.

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Shanly works with the Woodland Trust on cause-related marketing activity, planting 20 trees for all new homes sold and 10 trees for every new apartment built.

 

Our partner the Skipton Building Society

To mitigate its carbon emissions, the Skipton Building Society will fund the planting of at least 15,000 trees within the Northern Forest in 2019. Our partnership follows the organisation’s dedication to supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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TK Maxx works in partnership with us by donating a percentage of sales from its annual Christmas card range and its bag for life retailing in TK Maxx and HomeSense stores. Proceeds from the compulsory carrier bag charge in Wales are also donated to the Woodland Trust. Through this long term partnership, TK Maxx has funded woodland creation projects at specific sites across the UK as well as enabling thousands of children to learn about woods and nature through sponsorship of our Woodland Discovery weeks for schools.

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