FoTF Notices

The latest FoTF newsletter (Spring/Summer 2021) has been released, view it here.

FoTF is happy to announce that a number of the FoTF volunteer groups will be resuming, observing all current government restrictions and the latest advice. Members who registered for these groups previously should have received an email.

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Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF) Grants

Grants

Throughout it's history Friends of Thetford (FoTF) have been active both seeking grants to assist with FoTF projects and activities, such as the during the restoration of Mildenhall Warren Lodge. FoTF has also donated funds themselves, such as towards the "Working Forest" play equipment or the purchase of the All Ability Cycles.

Some examples are:

English Heritage

English Heritage awarded FoTF a grant of £21,700 towards FoTF project for the restoration of Mildenhall Warren Lodge. English Heritage gave a further grant to FoTF in 2011 towards the further restoration of Mildenhall Warren Lodge.

Heritage Lottery Fund

The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded FoTF a grant of £22,500 project for the restoration of Mildenhall Warren Lodge.

An award of £610,000 was also made in 2018 to Forestry England towards the Trailing the Hidden Heritage of High Lodge project which FoTF had close involvement with.

Postcode Neighbourhood Trust

November 2020 saw the Friends of Thetford Forest delighted to announce an award of £1,107 from the Postcode Neighbourhood Trust to purchase equipment to help with conservation and archaeology tasks. Having applied for funding in August, it is only now that we can publicise our success. The Postcode Neighbourhood Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People's Postcode Lottery. Our grant came from money allocated to help voluntary groups in this year's challenging circumstances.

Local Connections Fund

2021 saw FoTF celebrate the award of a grant from the Local Connections Fund. The Local Connections Fund, supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and the National Lottery Community Fund, was set up to bring people and communities together and reduce isolation and loneliness. Friends of Thetford Forest applied for funding for a wheelchair transporter bike which would enable wheelchair users to be with others cycling at High Lodge, instead of being excluded.