Forest for Launceston
We did it
On 11th December 2020 we successfully raised £6,100 with 111 supporters in 34 days

Launceston Community Forest is a project that aims to expand outside, community green spaces for everyone to enjoy for free.

by Forest for Launceston in Launceston, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target


BRINGING NATURE TO OUR COMMUNITY

We are a volunteer-led group passionate about our environment and the health & wellbeing of our community. We have been given the opportunity to turn some unused open space and woodland on the outskirts of the town into a community, biodiversity haven...but we need your help!

Our vision is for this to be the first of a number of open space and woodland areas across our beautiful town, to increase community access to nature. We want to support woodland activities to benefit the health & wellbeing of our community and we hope to create safe, accessible spaces for our community to socialise and build confidence in, as well as having a positive impact on the environment.

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WHAT'S THE PLAN

We are working in partnership with a number of organisations across Launceston and Cornwall, such as Launceston Community Development Trust, Launceston Life, and the Forest for Cornwall, we are currently in the process of putting in a woodland management plan for the Launceston Forest. Phase 1 will see the woodland cleared and made safe for use by the community. Phase 2 will see the re-introduction of plant species suited to the habitat, creating a woodland/wildflower meadow mix. The plan includes laying of wheelchair friendly paths, creating a circular route through the site with the addition of a picnic area that can be enjoyed by all members of the community.

We are inviting you, the Launceston community get involved in a number of ways, from donating time to sponsoring a tree, bench, pathway to make this vision a reality.

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The money we raise will be spent on:

  • Benches
  • Paths
  • Additional planting
  • Dormouse nest boxes
  • Bug Hotels
  • Fencing
  • Seedballs
  • Signage and much more.

A donation of £10 would sponsor a tree for a year or two seed balls to increase the biodiversity in the grassland areas, £100 will sponsor a dedicated tree for life or a picnic bench, £500 will buy a bench ...and all donors receive a Friend of the Forest For Launceston certificate.

Maybe you are a business owner looking to offset some of your carbon footprint? Perhaps you are a member of our community wanting to see more FREE to use open spaces for Launceston to enjoy? Maybe you are a school and would love more outdoor teaching space? Or maybe you just care for our environment and want to see an increased biodiversity? In which case please help us make this amazing opportunity into a reality.

We will also have a number of yearly memberships available to keep the site going and develop MORE sites across the town after we have raised enough to develop the site into a safe and accessible space for Launceston...think of it as a local National Trust membership! 

We ONLY have until 30th Nov to raise £5000 we need you to dig deep and donate to help us raise the funds needed to launch this project.

Thank you Launceston!

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