These are the organisations who have helped us to get to where you see us now
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.
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.
Local Tree Surgeons The Smale Brothers generated £485 through an eco-scheme to recycle used Christmas trees. in December 2023.
All proceeds will be going towards tree nursery improvements as a part of our plans to run Woodland Horticulture courses in September 2024.
On-going support, advice and collaborations
DEVON WILDLIFE TRUST
GROWN IN BRITAIN
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.
KINGSBRIDGE CLIMATE ACTION
FORCE 4 NATURE
BIGBURY NET ZERO
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 2000.
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.
SUSTAINABLE SOUTH HAMS
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.