Funding and resources for communities

From providing funding for trees, to helping set up Friends of the Woodland groups, The Mersey Forest Team is here to support you and your community.
Supporting community groups

Whether you're from a Scout group which wants to green up its grounds, or are a local resident keen to set up a woodland volunteer group, if you're in The Mersey Forest area then we're here to help. If your group is interested in receiving trees, support or advice, get in touch with our Community Development Officer at jo.sayers@merseyforest.org.uk or on 01925 816217.

 

 

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Help for schools

We help schools to improve their school grounds with new woodlands, orchards and growing areas – meaning happier, healthier kids. We can also advise on how teachers can get trained up as Forest School leaders, or prepare sites for Forest School, in order to deliver outdoor lessons and get children re-connected with nature. Contact Jo Sayers at jo.sayers@merseyforest.org.uk or on 01925 816217 to find out more about how we can help your school.

 

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Free resources

We have a range of 'How to' guides available to download from our green skills page, on topics ranging from how to plant a tree to how to create a wildlife-friendly pond. These are designed to be useful for community groups and schools alike. There are further useful school resources available on the TES Primary Resources website.
 

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Resources for community group leaders

For community group leaders in the Northwest who are interested in exploring how their green spaces can be used to help the local area adapt to climate change, The Mersey Forest and other partners have developed a free set of training materials including activities, games and other resources.

 

 

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