Forest of Avon Trust

Passionate About TREES & WOODLANDS

Registered Charity Number: 1122314

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    Another school orchard

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    Activities for health & wellbeing

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    Another woodland improved



Welcome to the Forest of Avon Trust.

Trees make a huge contribution to our daily lives, where we choose to be and how we feel. They are often taken for granted, but their absence or loss is strongly felt.

We are a charity passionate about the benefits of trees and focus on practical delivery to bring these benefits to people across Bristol & Avon.  

Established in 2008, we are entirely funded through sponsorship, donations, the Friend's scheme, grants, fees and legacies. Starting with £3,000, we will achieve our aim of £1,000,000+ of work by 2019.

Our work is focused on:

+ Running woodland wellbeing activities tailored to need, for adults with learning difficulties; people with mental health needs; dementia sufferers and their families; and young people at risk of exclusion from school. Over the last two years over 150 individuals (& carers/ parents) have benefitted; 

+ Engaging children (and others) in the natural world through tree planting, particularly to improve school grounds. Over 6,000 trees have been planted in the last two years and we have worked with schools to plant 70 school orchards;   

+ Getting woodland in to active management and so far have produced Forestry Commission approved management plans for 850ha local woodland. 

We also campaign for trees and woodlands in Bristol & Avon. 

With your support we can do much more. 


Contact Us

Forest of Avon Trust Brickyardwood Barns
Brockley Lane
North Somerset

BS48 4AB

Phone: 0117 963 3383

Forest of Avon Trust News

OVO Energy Volunteers help take care of Forest of Avon Trust woodland

Date posted: 15 Aug 2016

As part of #OVOGivesBack month, on Saturday 13th August, a group of volunteers gave their time to help the Forest of Avon trust take care of woodland near Upton Cheyney, South Gloucestershire.… Read More»

Woodland Wellbeing

Date posted: 11 Aug 2016

Over 5 years we have developed and applied best practice to deliver woodland activities providing significant health & well-being benefits.… Read More»

Latest Quarterly Update from the Charity

Date posted: 11 Aug 2016

Here’s a selection of what the Forest of Avon Trust has been doing over the last three months.… Read More»

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Financial Information from CharityFinancials

March 2019 March 2018
Total Income £149,614 £180,256
Total Expenditure £156,652 £176,210

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