Join Love the Forest

Join the Love the Forest scheme today and help secure the future of the New Forest.

Local businesses raise money with us through their customers to fund conservation, education and commoning projects, helping to protect the New Forest.

There are currently 45 businesses in the scheme but we urgently need your support.

People love to visit the New Forest and we know they are happy to contribute towards looking after this special place. Our businesses collect donations from their customers which has raised a staggering £290,000.

It’s simple to set up, there is very little cost to our business partners and we provide a package of support which includes:

  • free publicity for your business – celebrating new business members, fundraising milestones reached, staff involvement etc. through the media and online.
  • regular updates through our social media channels on projects and the scheme that businesses can share with their customers
  • access to our logos and promotional material so that you can publicise how you’re part of the scheme and are supporting the New Forest
  • training about the scheme, the history and wildlife of the New Forest so that staff can talk confidently to customers.

Businesses add a donation to a room stay, meal or product; some choose to donate directly or run fundraising events.

We would welcome your call to discuss ways in which you could partner with us and ensure this incredible landscape can be enjoyed for generations to come.

Get in touch today to find out how you can get involved.

Thank you.

Alison and Chris Wilson presenting a £30,000 cheque

‘It’s surprising how the pounds add up. We are very pleased to put something back into the Forest – the tourism industry relies on the Forest as part of our product. If we don’t support it and ensure it’s looked after and cared for, we won’t have a business so we should protect it. We’re a family-owned business and we live in the Forest so the more support we can give, the better.’

Alison Wilson, owner of Balmer Lawn Hotel, Brockenhurst