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The Sherwood Forest Trust wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

We are delighted to announce that we have received £52,700 for our ‘Building our Resilience’ project.

As the Trust enters its 20th Anniversary year, the grant will be used to ensure our direction and capacity for at least the next 20 years by undertaking an organisational and business transformational change both to retain and build on our many past achievements.

To help us on our journey, we will shortly be embarking on a closed tender process to engage external consultants and fuller details will be posted on our website.

Core projects during the past 20 years have included the delivery of a £5m programme of heritage projects funded by Heritage Lottery.  This led to a further programme of activity securing strong links with communities and landowners.  More recently, our project delivery has included The Big Tree Plant, Discover King John’s Palace and Magna Carta plus event co-ordination, management and support for Sparkling Sherwood, the Major Oak Woodland Festival and the Robin Hood Festival.

During our 20th Anniversary year, the Trust wants to implement a new programme of projects and community events that seek to conserve and preserve the historic habitats and culture of the wider Sherwood Forest area, ensuring greater public access to, enjoyment of and benefit from learning about the past and understanding how the present will impact on the future of this important landscape.

Commenting on the award, Julie Rushby, Project Co-ordinator said: “This is a really exciting phase of work for the Trust and one that will secure our future as the only charity working solely for the benefit of Sherwood Forest.  Exploring new ways of working and developing a new direction in response to changing times, will ensure we continue to connect people to this unique landscape.”

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