Overall GiG Score: 10 based on 9 data points
Finance: 2
Governance: -1
Support: 9
(no PartB)
Volatile income: -3, Future income +5,
No volunteer policy: -2, No conflicts policy: -1, Dynamic board: +3, Mainly male board: -1,
Large volunteers +5, Supporters: +4


Avon Needs Trees is acquiring suitable land in the Bristol-Avon Catchment Area tocreate new, permanent forest through reforesting and rewilding. We aim to lock upcarbon, improve biodiversity, mitigate flooding through natural means and to createopportunities for the public to engage with nature. Our first purchase was 34 acres atHazeland near Calne, where we have planted over 10,000 trees.
Analysis by Giving is Great


  • This charity has been very successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Although this charity works with volunteers it does not have a Volunteer Management policy
  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy
  • The Board is predominantly male

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • Income has been volatile recently
Established: 4 years



0117 945 8730

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Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
Cost £k
Funds £k
Funds £k
Staff Volun-
No information about staff salaries has been filed, which means that no-one was paid more than £60,000 in the latest financial year
What it does
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • Recreation
Who works here?
  • 578 volunteers
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
Where it operates
  • Bath And North East Somerset, Bristol City, North Somerset, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire,

Who's supporting them? ?

Donations from Grant Makers ?

We have details on the following significant donations. Multi-year donations are allocated to the years for which they are earmarked.

Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
The National Lottery Heritage Fund
£249,999 14/10/2022
The Great Avon Wood
Quartet Community Foundation
£683 03/05/2022
As requested by the donor towards the creation of new permanent woodlands
The National Lottery Heritage Fund
£240,200 04/03/2020
Buying Hazeland: historic site of mixed habitat, to conserve and enhance natural and industrial heritage

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 12/07/2019, number: 1184386
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
There are no Policies registered with the Charities Commission
Main office

1-3 Gloucester Road


The objects of the CIO are:1) The conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and naturalenvironment for the public benefit by the establishment and maintenance of trees,woodland and complementary habitats in such areas within the Bristol-Avoncatchment area as the trustees shall determine.2) To advance the education of the public in the conservation, protection andimprovement of the physical and natural environment including by promotingwoodlands as a means for the public to learn about wider environmental issues suchas: sustainability, climate change, ecology and the mitigating need for trees.For the purposes of this clause ‘the Bristol-Avon catchment area’ comprises the landidentified as such by the Environment Agency, covering catchments of all thewatercourses and their tributaries that empty into the stretch of the Severn estuarybetween and including, to the north, the mouth of the Little Avon near Berkeley inSouth Gloucestershire and, to the south, Sand Bay in North Somerset.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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