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

72,000+
Number of trees planted in Kenya
4,680
People positively impacted by our work in Kenya
46
People receiving regular income from us in Kenya
950
Number of trees planted in the UK
13
Educational buildings constructed
14%
Average grade improvement in schools with our classrooms
40
Members of our women’s empowerment group in Kenya
247
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
80%
charity running costs
20%

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
25p

Our Latest News

Tracey West and the fundraising bags
That is quite possibly the longest title on our entire website but I just couldn’t trim it down! I wanted to add: ‘Ethical Bonanza Double Whammy Bonus for Women’ but I had to draw the line somewhere! We’ve recently been gifted two huge boxes of items […]
Image of crowd of youth strikers for climate from Teach the Future
Following our recent activities alongside the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate team, we wanted to find out more about the Teach the Future campaign so afterwards, we dropped them a line with a few questions. Put your seatbelt on for a rollercoaster of an articulate interview […]
No planet b picture
If it’s your birthday soon, please accept a virtual hug from everyone at Word Forest… that’s one BIG hug! If you’ve got enough ‘stuff’ and you’d rather your friends and family helped you do something amazing for the planet, how about dedicating it to our charity […]

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