Who are we? The National Community Wood Recycling Project (NCWRP) was founded in 2003 to help set up and develop a nationwide network of wood recycling social enterprises.
Modelled on the multi-award-winning Brighton & Hove Wood Recycling Project (also known as The Wood Store Brighton), the aim of these enterprises is to:
Save resources by rescuing and re-using waste timber that would otherwise be landfilled (or at very best downcycled into woodchip). Create sustainable jobs, as well as training and volunteering opportunities, for local people – especially those who might find it difficult to get into or back to employment. Together, the NCWRP and our member enterprises brand ourselves as Community Wood Recycling.
What do we want to achieve? The NCWRP aims to see as many of these centres set up as possible and we are working hard to franchise the opportunity as widely as we can.
With so much perfectly good timber ending up in landfill and so many enthusiastic people available (and keen to work for such a worthwhile cause) we believe that the UK could support around 40 to 50 such enterprises.
If you’d like to know more about the difference we make, learn more about our impact, or if you’re interested in helping, find out more about working with us.
How do we work? Our Founder/Managing Director also founded and ran the Brighton & Hove Wood Recycling Project, so we know exactly what it’s like to set up and operate such an enterprise and we relish taking a practical, very hands-on approach to the support we give. In fact, we are the experts in community wood recycling and can provide the complete package; from the very first spark of interest, right through to a successful launch, and beyond… we’re here to help.