Finings Wood - rooted in the community

Total raised £18,016

£30,000 stretch target 10 days left
120% 135 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 13th December 2023 at 4:03pm

Help us save our local woodland for the community, and to help preserve a beautiful piece of Chilterns woodland with all its wildlife!

by Finings Wood Community Group in High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom

 donated match funding
Aviva Community Fund is providing live match funding

 New stretch target

With more initial funding we can go directly into providing the easy access entrances for wheelchairs, buggies, or mobility impaired walkers. At the moment the paths are riddled with roots, very uneven, and muddy. It would also allow an imediate start on our special 'sensory woodland' area designed for mental health regeneration, meditation or for those with autism where peace, aroma or touch helps and brings some happiness.

1698844832_walk_woodland_sunken_way.jpgWe are a growing group of locals who love our woodland, and are willing to give up our time to manage the woodland for the benefit of our community and for wildlife.

The woodland is Finings Wood in Buckinghamshire - a beautiful part of the Chiltern Hills. It is 63 acres and has a huge range of species from bats to veteran trees, birds, mammals and fungi. Some are rare species. Our committee is already experienced in woodland and conservation work elsewhere. If we can purchase this lovely site then it will be saved from the chainsaw, wood-lotting or development. Our community can treasure it forever - plus it is our 'bit' to help the environment and climate change as it will be managed well.1698844880_img_3385.jpg

Nature needs us all; and we all need nature. And we need your help to raise £15,000 to support us in saving our local woodland.  This money will go towards the shortfall we still have for the purchase and first planning with safety work. Any extra funds can be used to help us make the woodland entrances accessible to all. After 1 year we will be self-financing to maintain the woodland for nature and the community.1698844991_donkeys_to_greet_walkers_of_5_ends..jpg


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A choice of an indoor workshop on a variety of nature topics (held in Lane End, Bucks) or a guided walk showing the hidden gems of our 63 acres (nature, geology, archaeology).

£100 or more

£100 Business Reward

Any business donating £100 or more will have their name added to a dedicated web page, with details of their business, as an expression of our thanks.

£25,000 or more

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£25000 Reward

A corporate or private donation of this amount secures a wedge segment helping to fill our 'logometer' recording the moves forward in achieving our funds. The logometer is displayed at all events and will finally be presented to the museum who will keep it as part of the record of how the wood was saved for the community, by the community.

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