Will you do something good for woods?

We’ve set our own challenge of achieving a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife and your support will help us realise that vision.

Whatever you choose to do, you’ll help us plant millions of trees, look after more than 1,000 free, public woods across the UK and protect and restore ancient woodland.

could plant four trees
Raise just £10 and we can plant four trees, providing valuable homes for wildlife.
could plant a small copse
Raise £105 and you can help a community create a copse of trees.
Woodland Trust fundraising t-shirts

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Looking the part

If you're planning to fundraise for us, we'll kit you out in one of our specially designed sports shirts.

Just email challenge@woodlandtrust.org.uk and we'll get you sorted.


Looking for fundraising ideas?

It doesn't have to be skydiving or mountain climbing to be worthwhile. Give back to trees, woods and wildlife while achieving your fitness goals, showing off your skills or simply having fun. 

Whether you choose to challenge yourself as an individual or host a fundraising event, there are countless ways to raise money for the Woodland Trust.

Here's some inspiration for fun and simple ways to fundraise:

  • get baking and host a cake sale
  • ask friends and family to make a donation to the Woodland Trust instead of buying birthday or Christmas gifts
  • clear out your clutter with a garage or car boot sale
  • set yourself a running, walking or cycling challenge
  • organise a coffee morning or afternoon tea for neighbours, friends and family
  • round up your furry friends for a sponsored dog walk in the woods.

Whatever you choose to do, your efforts will help us continue to make a real difference in protecting, restoring and planting native woods for the benefit of wildlife and people. 

You'll also help us spread the word about our important work. About the 40 million native trees we’ve planted in the last 30 years. About the on-going campaigning work we are doing to protect threatened ancient woodland. And about how we’ve saved over 1,000 woods and brought them back under our protection.

But there’s much more to do and we need your help.

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Fundraising online

Whatever your challenge, setting up your own personalised sponsorship page online is a quick, easy and secure way for people to support you.

JustGiving is one of our fundraising platforms. Donations are sent directly to us and 25% Gift Aid is automatically applied to every donation received from a UK taxpayer. 

Setting up a page is simple and only takes a few minutes. Log on to justgiving.com to get started.

Guidance for fundraisers

Collecting money legally

You must have a licence or permit from your local authority or police if you would like to hold a street collection, house-to-house collection or any other collection in a public place.

Raffles and lotteries

If your raffle or draw is held within a 24 hour period, is in one venue and is part of another event, you can use cloakroom tickets. Tickets should never be sold for more than £1 each. If it lasts longer than 24 hours a local lottery licence and raffle licence will be needed.

Event safety

If you are organising an event then please ensure you identify any potential accidents or hazards by completing a risk assessment. You may also need first aiders.

Publicity material

If you are producing any publicity material about us then please include our registered charity number.

In England and Wales: Registered charity number 294344.

In Scotland: Registered charity number SC038885.

Public liability insurance

The Woodland Trust is unable to accept any responsibility for anything that may happen to people or property as a result of your fundraising activity. If you are planning an event that involves the public you must get public liability insurance. If you are holding an event in a place that has public liability insurance, just check the cover with them before you begin.

Need more advice?

For extra support on making the most of your fundraising event, contact our friendly team on 0330 333 3300, or email challenge@woodlandtrust.org.uk.

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