ABOUT US

Tir Coed is a charity that engages people with land and woodlands through volunteering, training and bespoke activities that increase well-being, develop skills and improve woodlands for the benefit of everyone

Get Involved

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Over the past 23 years Tir Coed has developed a comprehensive engagement model that supports people as they develop, from first step engagement through to employment. All of the work carried out by volunteers and trainees improves the health of the land and woodlands and its accessibility for the benefit of the whole community.

Our aim

VISION

Thriving sustainable rural communities integrated with the natural environment.

MISSION

To unlock the potential of land and woodlands to provide a community facility, educational and health activities, and to create job opportunities for disadvantaged individuals in rural Wales. With the aim to make positive lasting change.

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Our model

Over the last 23 years Tir Coed have become experts on how best to engage people with land and woodland activities. The following model shows the theory of change our participants have progressed through time and time again:

TIR COED ENGAGEMENT MODEL

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History

Working with communities and land and woodlands since 1998

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Our Values

Local & Rural

Proud of being a grassroots Welsh organisation with a strong sense of identity and of place.

Our passion for sharing the wonders of woodlands and countryside reflects the importance and power of land and trees for local people, health, economy, culture and the environment.

Respect & Care

We help to protect, improve, care for and sustain the health and wellbeing of the environment, local communities, individuals, Welsh heritage and culture - through our communications, actions and ethos.

We focus on making a positive lasting change by unlocking the potential of land and woods, to nurture and build resilience in our local communities.

We are committed to continually developing our use of the Welsh language.

Inclusive

Committed to a culture of fairness, dignity and respect for all, we take positive steps to promote and sustain equality, diversity and inclusion throughout the organisation.

Focused on social justice and making a real difference for marginalised communities, we break down barriers and support individuals’ wellbeing and training needs.

Responsive

Identifying and supporting the needs of communities and of nature.

We actively engage and reconnect communities through the use of language, land and trees to improve awareness, skills and understanding of our place in the natural world, whilst improving the health of the local environment and the local economy for the benefit of everyone.

Learning & Inspiring

Dynamic and forward looking, creative and open-minded - we challenge, innovate and celebrate.

We aim to revive, regenerate, and update traditional land and woodland management practices, inspiring the next generation through learning opportunities that will embed skills and develop an understanding of how to protect the environment for a sustainable future.

Continually learning from our own delivery programmes, we share good practice and work in partnership to learn from others.

Quality

Acting with integrity and expertise, quality is at the heart of everything we do.

Understanding and maintaining a continual process of self-assessment and review we are committed to providing a positive, valuable, robust and high-standard experience for all.

We listen to and welcome feedback to continually improve and expand our provision.

Our team

Meet the team

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Ffion Farnell
FFION FARNELL
Chief Executive Officer
Teresa Walters
TERESA WALTERS
Development Director
Helen Gethin
HELEN GETHIN
Finance Director
Fay Hollick
FAY HOLLICK
Administration and Finance Officer
Steve Adams
STEVE ADAMS
Communications and Marketing Manager
Angie Martin
ANGIE MARTIN
Accreditation Manager
Anna Dauksta
ANNA DAUKSTA
Training and Accreditation Officer
Cath Seymour
CATH SEYMOUR
Project Manager
Gill Ogden
GILL OGDEN
Development Officer
Charlie Pinnegar
CHARLIE PINNEGAR
Ceredigion Co-ordinator
Steve Parkin
STEVE PARKIN
Ceredigion Mentor
Cath Rigler
CATH RIGLER
Ceredigion Activity Leader
Jonathan Stevie Stevenson
JONATHAN STEVIE STEVENSON
Ceredigion Activity Leader
Nancy Hardy
NANCY HARDY
Carmarthenshire Co-ordinator
Jenna Morris
JENNA MORRIS
Carmarthenshire Mentor
Ben Burrage
BEN BURRAGE
Carmarthenshire Activity Leader
Peter Lee-Thompson
PETER LEE-THOMPSON
Carmarthenshire Activity Leader
Beth Osman
BETH OSMAN
Pembrokeshire Co-ordinator
Nel Jenkins
NEL JENKINS
Pembrokeshire Mentor
Emily Wilson
EMILY WILSON
Pembrokeshire Activity Leader
Thomas Haskett
THOMAS HASKETT
Pembrokeshire Activity Leader
Gayle Atherfold-Dudley
GAYLE ATHERFOLD-DUDLEY
Powys Co-ordinator
Ben Flynn
BEN FLYNN
Powys Mentor
Iona Blockley
IONA BLOCKLEY
Powys Activity Leader
Vic Pardoe
VIC PARDOE
Powys Activity Leader
Vik Wood
VIK WOOD
AnTir Pilot Leader
Alice Read
ALICE READ
AnTir Feasibility Project Co-ordinator
Al Prichard
AL PRICHARD
Site Development & Volunteer Co-ordinator
Lori-Beth Underhill
LORI-BETH UNDERHILL
Project Assistant

Trustees

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Adrian Wells (Chairperson) | Anna Prytherch | Guy Evans | Hannah Wilcox Brooke 

Leila Sharland | Roger Thomas | Ross Lister 

Tabitha Binding | Sue Ginley

FREELANCE TUTORS

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Our Cynnig Cymraeg – Welsh Offer

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Tir Coed is extremely proud of its Welsh roots. As an organisation, we are keen to actively connect and engage communities with our work through the use of the Welsh language. We operate bilingually in all areas of our work, and we are fully committed to continually developing and expanding our use of the language.

As part of our Cynnig Cymraeg / Welsh language offer:

You can:

  1. Participate in courses through the medium of Welsh*, and have access to supporting materials in Welsh or bilingually
  2. Contact us in Welsh by phone, email or via social media 
  3. Speak Welsh with staff and volunteers who are wearing the orange ‘I speak Welsh’ badge

We will:

  1. Encourage our staff to use their Welsh language skills and give them the opportunity to learn
  2. Continue to maintain our fully bilingual website

*Where Welsh-speaking tutors are not available we can offer a translation service. We aim to expand our current provision.

We welcome feedback about our Welsh language provision so that we can continue to improve.

Our partners

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Supporters & Funders

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