KWES Kent Woodland Employment Scheme

KWES Kent Woodland Employment Scheme

Charity information

KWES Kent Woodland Employment Scheme

KWES Kent Woodland Employment Scheme is a charity set up in 2013 to maintain Kent's ancient woodlands and provide training in forestry and woodland management to young people, ex-Service personnel and ex-offenders. The training is in the form of a paid for apprenticeship which will lead to a recognised and respected qualification designed for KWES by the Royal Forestry Society.

Founded 2013

  • Mission statement

    KWES's aim is to provide manpower expertise and support to landowners, charities and local authorities who have ancient woodland in Kent in need of maintenance. Once ancient woodland is lost it can never be replaced. To provide fulfilling, local employment and training for young people, ex-Service personnel and ex-offenders leading to a longterm career in forestry and woodland management. To build a base of expertise in managing beautiful ancient and valuable woodland so future generations can enjoy and appreciate this unique habitat.

  • Aims

    KWES Kent Woodland Employment Scheme aims to:

    • To provide fulfilling local employment and training leading to a longterm career in forestry and woodland management.
    • Ancient woodlands evolve naturally and contain a wide range of biodiversity - plants, animals and fungi. The UK's equivalent of the tropical rainforest must be protected for future generations.
    • Ancient woodlands can never be replaced. KWES aims to provide manpower and to build a base of expertise to make best use of the sustainable resources they contain.
  • Overview

    Established: September 2013

    Registered Charity Number: 1146114

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 26

    Volunteers: 11

    Phone number: 01622884258

    Address: Plackett's Hole, Bicknor ME9 8BA

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