Short Story

The Shay Field near Matlock, Derbyshire is a currently a parcel of 10.67 acres being sold as a lot of a larger sale. 1.5 acres of the site is currently mixed woodland, the rest is pasture. It is being marketed for sale by informal tender with the closing date for written bids set as July 1st 2019. Cynefin Hedge Fund wants to acquire the site and create over nine acres of new mixed woodland.

Manor Wood – Derbyshire

by Cynefin Hedge Fund

  • £105,000.00

    Funding Goal
  • £230.00

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom (UK)

Campaign Story

About The Wood:

The Shay Field near Matlock, Derbyshire is a currently a parcel of 10.67 acres being sold as a lot of a larger sale. 1.5 acres of the site is currently mixed woodland, the rest is pasture. It is being marketed for sale by informal tender with the closing date for written bids set as July 1st 2019. Cynefin Hedge Fund wants to acquire the site and create over nine acres of new mixed woodland.

It is being marketed for tender at £90,000 though all of the lots could still be purchased as one during the sale.

What Will Cynefin Do With The Wood?

We will transform the four hectare site into a new, mixed leaf, native woodland creating a biodiversity reserve and a carbon sink for around 20 tonnes of carbon gases.

The site will be brought to the world through audio and visual content and we will grant access to local forest schools once the woodland is established. We will also ensure that Manor Wood becomes a productive seed forest which will support future planting projects.

We will also conduct and facilitate research on tree growth and biodiversity in a changing climate.

No workshop structure will be built on the site.

The title of the land at will be held by Cynefin Digital Limited and the land will not be sold on or leased for profit or otherwise.

Project Costings

Minimum Pledge / Contribution: £3.00 (see About the Cynefin Hedge Fund for transparency on transaction fees, minimum pledges, and uplift calculations).

Guide Price: £90.000

Transaction Fee Safety Net (Uplift): £8,095.00 (£90,000 x £0.09 – Transaction Fees at £3.00 minimum pledge)

Conveyacing, Land Registry, and Searches (Max): £1,500 inc VAT

Woodland Insurance with Public Liability: £408.00 (Two Years Premiums)

Initial Woodland Planning, Trees, and Site Management: £5,000.00

Total: £105,000 (Rounded down by £3.00)

Fallback Investment:

At Cynefin Hedge Fund, there is no such thing as a failed project. Every project has a fall back option, in so far as any project which achieves part of its target but not the whole will nominate a secondary purpose to make sure nothing is wasted.

If this project fails to raise more than 15% of its target, the funds will be allocated to research grants and commissions, to be used to support academic work in relevant areas of study, to educate the public on environmental issues, or to inform the broader scope of Cynefin’s work. If this project fails to meet its goal but raises more than 15% of its target the funds will diverted to another project in the woodland creation category. Everything here is transparent, leaving you to make reasoned choices about whether or not to support projects and Cynefin as a whole and, to be blunt, recycling is no bad thing.

As soon as you make a pledge, your payment is processed immediately and transaction fees are incurred. Please only make pledges if you are committed to supporting the Manor Wood project and with the full understanding that if the project fails to meet its target or the site is sold before the project meets its target, the investment you have made will be “recycled” as set out above.

Rewards:

Cynefin Hedge Fund does not operate a traditional reward system as many other crowdfunding sites do. Rather, you will have access to exclusive content (podcasts, articles, and film) via Over The Hedge when you are logged in.

Challenges:

The main challenge with this project, as with all Cynefin Hedge Fund projects at this early stage, is raising the required funds. However, this is offset by the fixed date for tender submissions and further mitigated by the fallback investment plan. The level of bids in respect of the guide price is, however, beyond our control. If you do support this project, please share it widely to try and accelerate the achievement of the funding goal.

 

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