Our joint fundraising campaign with the Forest School Association, via the crowdfunding portal Indiegogo, ended recently. We are pleased to report that the total raised was £1250.00. Although this sum falls short of our fundraising target on Indiegogo we are continuing to fundraise via the Big Give
Support from donors has been crucial in launching the UK’s first ever national campaign to increase the number of young people participating in Forest Schools. The campaign has enabled two charities, the Sylva Foundation and the Forest School Association, to produce an awareness-raising film about the value and urgent need for Forest Schools in the UK. The funds raised on Indiegogo have covered the cost of producing the film and promoting it through our own websites, networks and social media. So thanks to all of you who helped us to get the campaign off the ground!
The good news is that this is not the end of the campaign but just the start. The Sylva Foundation and Forest School Association (FSA) will continue to fundraise together for Forest Schools. Funds raised through the Big Give will be used to support Forest Schools most in need, as described in the original Indiegogo campaign. The campaign film is also a way for us to raise the national profile of Forest Schools and provide benefits to both young people and our forests.