Funders & Supporters


These are the organisations who have helped us to get to where you see us now


Go Fund Me On-line Crowdfunder for the nursery extension phase 2. Successfully raised £623 in 2018.


County Committee Locality Budget -for tree planting in the Loddiswell Parish (as part of Wild About Loddiswell, a nature group we are advisors for) Nov 2021- £235

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County Councillor Locality Budget - for the expansion of the tarpaulin of our covered outdoor kitchen teaching area - £300 May 2022

Learnig Shelter pic

Devon School for Social Entrepreneurs Start Up Programme 18th March -30th June 2022. Successfully gained full grant (with match funding on traded income during the course period) of £5000, which went towards groundwork for the Learning Shelter, advertising and essential equipment for food courses.


South Hams DC - Sustainable Community Climate Change Locality Fund - £460 for trees supplied to them for improving biodiversity in the local area. Nov 2022


The Badur Foudation - £12,237 for the completion of the Learning Shelter that makes Deer Wood an all year round venue for experiencial learning and well-being, plus on-going support and advice to ensure our aims as a C.I.C. are successful.

During the course of a one year period The Co-Op, Modbury Local Causes raised £1427.54 which will go towards well-being days for low-income people in late spring 2024.

Local Tree Surgeons The Smale Brothers generated £505 through an eco-scheme to recycle used Christmas trees. in December 2023.

All proceeds will go towards tree nursery improvements as a part of our plans to run Woodland Horticulture courses in September 2024.

Action Funder  found a funder to support our on going social outreach programme with £2000 for three refegee families to come to 3 sessions of - Recovery and Reconnection in a Woodland Setting co-facilliated by Laura Butt during 23/24.

Halleria Trust

The Hallaria Trust funded the first phase of our Woodland Horticulture project, providing £4700 for vital infrastructure to build the new teaching area and extend the capacity for water storage, Feburary 2024

Eco -Affiliations

On-going support, advice and collaborations

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DWT has been with us from the very start of our woodland conservation journey; giving expert advice, connecting us to other landowners and holding events here.

They have been amazing advocates of our work and we are incredibly grateful for all they continue to do.

Special thanks to Lynne Kenderdine (pictured on the left).

The Native Tree Nursery will be featured on their Devon Wilder Communities website.

Grown in Britain certification reduces unnecessary imports, by encouraging and supporting active and sustainable management of our own forests and woodlands. As a not-for-profit, they are committed to supporting the forestry and forest products supply chain.

We have held a Grown in Britain  Certificate for the Deer Wood Native Tree Nursery and our sustainable woodland management strategy since 2019.

Art Therapist and Circle of Trees specialist practitioner, Laura Butt has been running her monthly Circle of Trees group sessions in the Well being Area at Deer Wood since Oct 2022. She has  also been collaborating on several diffrent aspects of the work here:  co-ordinating and co-hosting social outreach programmes for our target beneficiaries, co-hosting Deer Wood day retreats and co-developing corporate green teambuilding/de-stress days.



Force 4 nature


SSH event


Kingsbridge Climate Action is a community-focused group tackling the climate and nature emergency in positive and engaging ways. They seek out solutions, share resources and ideas, and organise change-promoting events that work towards a better future for all.

We have assisted on key events and continue to cross-pollinate with ideas and support.

The Force 4 Nature volunteer teams (led by Gary Joliff founder of Till the Coast is Clear)  provide a friendly, motivated and increasingly experienced and well-equipped work force to projects large and small that are actively giving nature the helping hand it needs to recover and thrive. The teams have been assisting us with all manner of vital woodland work since 2020.

As part of its larger environmental aim Bigbury Net Zero organises, supports and advertises projects and events that focus on eco-friendly living, protecting wildlife habitats and raising awareness of the climate and nature emergency.

We have supported at awareness raising events   including the Beach Assembly and Planet Local.

Lisa at SSH event


Connecting, supporting and inspiring local climate and nature action, Sustainable South Hams has become one of the key organisations for climate action in South Devon. We have been working with them in an advisory and mentoring capacity since 2019, being part of events and keeping up to date with their latest activities.