They’re places where local people take an active role in their management, creating homes for wildlife and a sense of place for the community.

If you want to get involved, here’s our advice and guidance, from funding to planning for the future.

You’ll find wheelchair trails and bumblebee hotels, sculptures and art, sustainable woodland products, as well as jobs, Forest Schools and training opportunities. People from all walks of life are getting their hands dirty and getting stuck in.

Help and advice

Free trees and activities for schools and communities

Find out about our free tree packs for schools and communities and our online resources. They'll help you deliver inspiring and engaging outdoor learning in your community woodland.

Plant trees

Free trees for schools and communities

We want to make sure everybody in the UK has the chance to plant a tree. So we’re giving away hundreds of thousands of trees to schools and communities.

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Read our publications

Nationwide Building Society supports our work to help and advise community woodland groups.