Coed Lleol is the Welsh branch of the Small Woods Association, a national charity and company limited by guarantee. Formed in 1988 as the national organisation for small woodlands, it has a significant track record in managing Social Forestry projects, as well as projects to promote sustainable management of small woodlands for social, environmental and economic benefit.
Coed Lleol aims to ‘reconnect people and woodlands in Wales’ and has a track record of successful project management over a decade, beginning in 2002 with a large EU-funded project ‘Local Woods’ which ran a number of public and community woodland events. Subsequent projects included a Community Woodland project to kick start a support network for community woodland groups, Llais Y Goedwig. Llais y Goedwig is now running as an independent organisation, and since 2010 the current focus of work has been on the Actif Woods Wales project.