Plant Trees

We’re planting predominantly in Kenya, as the tropical conditions near the equator make them grow incredibly fast. We’re planting trees in various locations in the UK too.

Community Screenings

Our documentary #TreesAreTheKey narrated by Kate Winslet, is a blueprint for global change. Fundraising community screenings are taking place all over the world.

Build Classrooms

By constructing cool, solid stone classrooms, we’re creating multi-purpose community spaces for young students & adult learners, alike.

Facilitate Education

We apply an holistic approach to learning by working with indigenous teachers who know the best way to deal with the common issues they face.

Empower Women

Our women’s empowerment group are inspirational trailblazers. They’ve planted thousands of trees & built a network of strength & support.

Our Work in Numbers

positive       measured       impact       matters

71,027+
Number of trees planted in Kenya
4,617
People positively impacted by our work in Kenya
45
People receiving regular income from us in Kenya
937
Number of trees planted in the UK
13
Educational buildings constructed
14%
Average grade improvement in schools with our classrooms
39
Members of our women’s empowerment group in Kenya
244
Washable sanitary pads made by women’s empowerment group

Everything we do as human beings has an impact on our planet.
We’re striving to ensure that ours, and yours, is as light green as it could ever be.

Where Your Money Goes

Our constitution states that no more than 20% of our total income will be spent running the charity and no salary will ever be more than twice the living wage. We are powered by a handful of amazing trustees and volunteers
and our CEO is the only full-time m
ember of staff; read about her salary here.

to our beneficiaries
77%
charity running costs
19%

Gift Aid Makes a Huge Difference

 If you’re a UK taxpayer, please complete the Gift Aid form and the government will add 25p to every £1 you donate.
We’re incredibly mindful of keeping our running costs low but ethical. Any Gift Aid we’re able to claim, really helps to minimise the impact of running the charity, on the donations you give us to plant trees.

for every £1+Gift Aid
£1
we receive an extra
24p

Our Latest News

Simon West in Word Forest office
At the end of 2019, while most people were preparing to make resolutions for 2020, our Team were dismantling our office and rolling up bits of electric string in readiness for pastures new. On 1st January 2020, we began to fill the edges of our new […]
HC3S, Phat Pasty & Word Forest writing contest image
Our amazing corporate partners at the Phat Pasty Co, have joined forces with Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) and Word Forest, to launch an exciting flash fiction and short story competition, for young students in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset! The contest is open to primary […]
Floods uproot trees by the main nursery
There have been several points over the past few weeks, when it has been almost impossible for our Team to sellotape a smile onto their faces. Don’t get me wrong – there has been an awful lot to be happy about. We’ve hosted some incredible fundraising […]

see the positive impact of our work
Watch the 1 minute trailer for our documentary #TreesAreTheKey
by Tim Short, narrated by Kate Winslet

Find out why the world needs to plant more trees in the tropics and why we absolutely need to support the people who are taking care of the forests:

“What an amazing vision! I can’t think of any other film so inspiring at the moment – carry on saving the world.” Laurence & Helen

“Brilliant film, very thought provoking, made points that I never thought of before – a worthy project.” 
Robert Wood

“What an opportunity to educate the whole community in so many ways. Keep on planting!” 
Carol