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Communities

The New Forest National Park is a wonderful place to live, with peaceful hamlets, bustling towns and thriving communities.

Thriving communities

More than 34,000 people live in the New Forest, making it the most densely-populated national park in England. If you are one of them, this section will help you settle in as a new resident, get support for your business or volunteer to help protect this special place.
Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer opportunities

Schools and Groups

Schools and Groups

Youth schemes

Youth schemes

Art and photography

Art and photography

Supporting businesses

We work with New Forest District Council to support local business.

Partnering with us

Partnering with us

Broadband

Broadband

Parishes

Find your parish council

There are 37 parishes and towns wholly or...

Parishes

Useful information

A map of the National Park boundary (2...

Parishes

This section is for parish councillors and others who want to know about the National Park Authority and our work in your parish area.

New residents

Make the most of living here and keep the New Forest special. For the latest National Park updates sign up for our regular e-news below. It’s an amazing place with lots of wildlife, thousands of free-roaming animals and spectacular landscapes.

New residents

Your home and garden

If your home is next to the Open...

New residents

Who does what

In the main the landowners are responsible for...

Grants

Rural communities fund

This fund will help improve local countryside access...

Grants

Sustainable Communities Fund

Introduction The aim of the fund is to...

Grants

Do you need funding for a community project in the New Forest? Use the links below to find out more information. For helpful and friendly advice before making an application, contact our grants officer on 01590 646634 or email scf@newforestnpa.gov.uk.

Young people

Our education team and rangers work with young people every single week to inspire them to love the National Park. In this section you can download teaching resources, book school visits, find out about our schemes for teenagers and much more.

Young people

Youth schemes

From winding rivers to expansive heathland, ancient woodland...

Young people

Schools and Groups

The New Forest National Park offers outstanding learning...

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