Support us as a Friend


The Forest of Avon Trust started with £3,000 in 2008; since then we have delivered £600,000 of activity to care for, improve and enable a wide range of people to benefit from Bristol & Avon’s woodlands. We want to do much more so please join us a Friend.

Joining is Easy…

Simply click: Friends_Form_17 to set up a monthly standing order.

We can claim Gift Aid from the Government, so please also email your signed form to: or post it to Jon Clark, Forest of Avon Trust, Estate Office, Ashton Court, Bristol BS41 9JN

In return for a monthly donation of £3 or more you will receive:

  • - Regular news and updates
  • - Woodland walks and opportunities to volunteer.

Supporting our Work

By becoming a Friend, you directly support our work; over the last year this has included:

  • Running accredited Forest School and Outdoor First Aid training courses extending local opportunities for outdoor learning;
  • Providing woodland management skills training for 11 community groups enabling them to better manage local woodlands;
  • Completing woodland management plans bringing the total area covered to 850ha;
  • Planting Colliter’s Wood, working with community and business volunteers;
  • Working with schools to provide and help plant 12 orchards;
  • Running Woodland Wellbeing activity programmes for adults with learning disabilities, people with mental health needs and also people with dementia; and
  • Further improving The Retreat community woodland by undertaking hedge-laying, coppicing and thinning work.

Join as a Corporate Friend

Schools, local councils and businesses can become Corporate Friends. Membership is £5-£10 per month depending on the size of your organisation.

Email: to find out more.