Five members of the forestry team standing side by side in a field full of newly planted trees
Projects

Working in partnership

The breadth and scale of our work relies on the vision and support of valued partners and funders.

We are proud to work with a number of generous and committed partners to deliver meaningful projects that positively benefit people, wildlife and the environment.

Aerial view of green tree tops
Green recovery
A £1.7 million Defra Green Recovery Challenge Fund grant secured by the Heart of England Forest is enabling a ground-breaking project which will support green recovery in the region, bringing environmental, social and economic benefits.
Lady and two children looking at a map board at the start of a Forest walk
Growing tourism
With part funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, and additional funding from The Bruce Wake Charitable Trust and Tesco Bags of Help, we have improved facilities and information for visitors to the Forest.
A grassy Forest ride through two wildflower meadows with woodland in the distance
Pollinator Pathways
As part of our five-year partnership with Severn Trent, we have started to create 30-metre wide ‘pollinator pathways’ covering 168 acres within the 2,471 acres of woodland in the Spernal area of the Forest.
Aerial view of Gorcott hill with dense green tree cover and two open grassy fields
Forest Guardians
A £240,700 grant from the government’s second round of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund will support the ‘Growing Future Forest Guardians’ project at our new 62-acre site near Redditch.