We are entirely self-funded, meaning we must raise all funds ourselves to cover all ongoing costs, whether education activities, insurance, tree planting or on-going management. Whilst we’ve been fortunate to receive funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we must make Gifford Woods financially sustainable by 2024.
So if you share our passion for this amazing resource, will you consider helping us by signing up to become a regular donor as a ‘Friend of Gifford Woods’? We appreciate finances are tight for many people, so we have a range of flexible donation options to suit all budgets, even a small donation once a year would be hugely appreciated!
By becoming a ‘Friend of Gifford Community Woodland’ you can help ensure the ongoing sustainability of the woods for the benefit of all Gifford families well into the future.
You’ve two ways to become a Friend…
Either online via our secure Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) page, or by downloading, printing and handing back a form. Select one below:
To sign up now, as we’ve said, there are two ways you can join:
- You can now become a Friend online by clicking here. This will take you to our CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) Friends sign-up page, from which you can set-up secure online payments either monthly or annually, at any level you choose.
- Alternatively, you can download the sign-up form by clicking here, then you just need to email or post it to us.
Either of these will register you as an official ‘Friend of Gifford Woods’ and one of our volunteers will be in touch with you by email to thank you for your support and give you a Gifford Woods car sticker.
The Friends scheme has been going for nearly two years and we are delighted that we now have over 70 people making regular donations, giving us nearly £10,000 every year.
We really appreciate your contribution!
Please Gift Aid your donation
Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate. Please ensure you tick the Gift Aid box on the form saying you are happy to Gift Aid any donations when you complete it. Thank you!
But do remember…everyone in the village is already a member of Gifford Community Woodland, has a vote at our AGM and a say in how we care for the woods. But by becoming a Friend, you will be helping preserve the woods to enjoy now and into the future.
Other ways to support us?
Leave a gift to nature in your Will
By pledging a gift in your Will, you will help to secure a future for our community woodland, and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us.
Memorial benches and trees
Within the woodland we have limited space for a number of memorial benches and memorial trees. If you would like to create a lasting memorial for your loved one in the community woodland, please get in touch.