Forest of Avon Trust

Forest of Avon Trust

Charity information

Forest of Avon Trust

We are a Bristol- based charity safeguarding, improving & maximising the benefits of trees and woodlands.

Working across Bristol & Avon, we:
+ Run health & well-being activities in woodland to benefit diverse groups;
+ Support outdoor learning, including through Forest School training;
+ Encourage community action & skills development through volunteering & training;
+ Support owners to manage & improve their woodlands;
+ Work with communities & landowners to plant more trees & woodland.

Founded 2008

  • Mission statement

    We are passionate about trees because trees make a huge contribution to our daily lives, where we choose to be and how we feel. They are often taken for granted, but their absence or loss is strongly felt.

    The Forest of Avon Trust’s ethos is to deliver the huge benefits of trees & woodlands to as many people as possible.

    The Directors and staff team of the Forest of Avon Trust are passionate about what we do, business- like in our approach and proud of our projects. The Trust is an independent charitable company limited by guarantee, company number: 6252763, charity number: 1122314.

    Established in 2008 the charity is entirely funded through sponsorship, donations, the Friend’s scheme, grants, fees and legacies. Starting with £3,000, we aim to achieve at least £1,000,000 investment by 2019.

  • Aims

    Forest of Avon Trust aims to:

    • To maximise the health & well-being benefits of local trees & woodlands to people in Bristol & Avon, by running activities tailored to the needs of diverse groups.
    • To maximise opportunities for outdoor learning, skills development and future employment by running volunteering and training activities in woodland in Bristol & Avon.
    • To safeguard and improve all woodland in Bristol & Avon, by advising and supporting landowners, with wider benefits to wildlife, landscape, recreation and managing flood- risk and pollution.
    • To work with people across Bristol & Avon to plant more trees in gardens, allotments, green spaces and on farmland to benefit this and future generations.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2008

    Registered Charity Number: 1122314

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 4

    Phone number: 01179633383

    Address: The Estate Office BS41 9JN

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