About Coed Lleol / Small Woods

We help to improve the health and wellbeing of people across Wales though woodland and nature based activities.

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Our History

Small Woods is a national charity and company limited by guarantee, with woodland programmes in England, Wales and Scotland.  Small Woods was formed in 1988 as the national organisation for small woodlands, it has a significant track record in managing Social Forestry projects, as well as projects to promote sustainable management of small woodlands for social, environmental and economic benefit.

Coed Lleol / Small Woods in Wales was established in 2002, and we have been running a huge range of outdoor and nature based health and wellbeing activities since 2010. Visit our projects page for more information. We also established a support network for community woodland groups which now runs independently as Llais Y Goedwig

Our Funders

Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) currently runs a number of projects with a variety of different funders.

 Our past funders include:

  • Active Inclusion Fund (managed by WCVA, funded by European Social Fund)
  • Welsh Government Enabling Natural Resources and Wellbeing (EnRAW)
  • Rural Development Programme
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Actif Woods Wales
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Healthy and Active Fund (Sports Council Wales)
  • Big Lottery People and Places Fund
  • Sport Wales
  • Anglesey AONB Sustainable Development Fund
  • Clywydian Range and Dee Valley AONB
  • Neath Port Talbot County Council
  • Doyle Carte Charitable Trust
  • Gwynedd Voluntary Development Fund
  • Tesco Bags for Life
  • Awards for All
  • Anglesey County Council
  • Wrexham County Borough Council

Our Advisory Board

We have a Advisory Board of representatives from a wide range of Wales-wide public and non-governmental organisations in the community, health and environmental sector. These include:

If you are interested in joining the Advisory Board, please contact Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) Manager Amie Andrews [[email protected]] with information about your background and relevant experience. Membership of our Advisory Board is voluntary, but expenses are paid for those not in a paid role with their organisation.

Our Wellbeing in Nature Training Development Working Group

We also work with a wide range of local and national referral organisations in each of our Actif Woods Wales areas.