FACE up to the future

21 June 2016

FACE, the Forest Advisory Consortium, is looking forward to the future with a range of opportunities for forestry businesses, social enterprises and land managers.

FACE members are working with companies across England who are investing in new facilities and equipment to help them identify and secure funding through a number of programmes, including LEADER.  LEADR is delivered via 63 Local Action Groups, and has 6 priorities of which one is ‘Increase Forestry Productivity’. Funding is available at up to 40% of the total cost for a variety of equipment – new and secondhand – including:

  • forwarders,
  • harvesters,
  • firewood processors,
  • mobile sawmills,
  • and timber seasoning buildings at up to 40% of the total cost.

As well as funding, FACE can advise on market research, promotion, business structures and technical issues such as setting up woodfuel supply chains. Businesses that are interested in discussing how FACE could support them should contact their regional advisor found at www.forestryace.eu  or by emailing info@forestryace.eu

FACE supports Making Local Woods Work project

FACE has been asked by the Plunkett Foundation to help support its Making Local Woods Work project. Making Local Woods Work, which is supported by the Big Lottery Fund, is a pilot project working to help support and grow 50 woodland-based social enterprises across the UK.  FACE will be providing specialist forest business support to a number of these social enterprises, helping them to choose and implement the most appropriate opportunity to grow their activities and further their wider aims. More information on Making Local Woods Work project can be found at www.plunkett.co.uk/woodlands.


Further information about the contents of this news release can be obtained from Martin Glynn on 01765 650149 or martin@martinglynn.co.uk.