The Pelham Wood Recycling Project

by sherlyn Barrow in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Total raised £5

raised so far



We want to reduce wood waste in Rother. Working with local building sites, we will collect waste wood and use it for community projects.

by sherlyn Barrow in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 2nd August 2023 we'd raised £505 with 2 supporters in 33 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Who are we?

We are going to start a business with a huge heart, it will also diversify the sustainability of the charity.  We will recycle wood waste from local building sites that would otherwise be destined for landfill. We will either sell the wood locally charities and community projects or use it for our Social Enterprise where we will train local unemployed people to become carpenters.

Helping both people, the environment and wider community, this Enterprise will be asset locked (10 shares all held by the Charity) and any profits will be used to help one of the poorest communities in England, to make lasting change. 

In this image you can see the charity's coffee lounge used for socialising, beating poor mental health and training adults with disabilities to be barristers and much more.



Last year we collected over 15 tonnes of waste wood, from one site which we used on local community projects. This reduced waste to landfill by 15 tonnes. 

We have also been able to help other groups like Bexhill Shed and smaller organisations to find quality wood at a price they can afford. Which reduces road pollution. 

We will scale up this project and rent premises locally. Working with other construction sites we will reduce more wood waste. 

We will also train local people who are unemployed to be carpenters and make small items like tables which can be sold cheaply locally.

Why are we crowdfunding?

Our charity, with its history of community projects, benefit and social impacts, is starting this project and business. We need to fundraise towards the trailer, rent and tools we need to set up this project - any money will be used to reduce environmental damage and any profits will be used to help vulnerable people locally to make real change and move out of poverty. 

Any money raised will have three folded benefits, reducing environmental harm from sending 'waste' to landfill, being able to chip waste wood would also help us to provide wood for biomass boilers, wood for local community projects will give additional community benefits. Including training unemployed local people to make wood work items.  

Training local unemployed people in carpentry will help them to make real changes in their lives. Local people suffer with poorer education and training than the rest of Bexhill and most of East Sussex. 

Finally also improving the lives of the most vulnerable locally with any profits used to feed and provide mental health support.

This project will make lasting change in helping unemployed people to retrain in carpentry.

This is where you should explain the reason you need to raise money. How will you create social equity, economic prosperity, cultural vitality and environmental sustainability in East Sussex.

How we’ll spend the money raised

In the first year we will have much to spend in terms of buying a trailer to move more wood and longer pieces. The Trailer is around £2000. We will have to rent some premises at the moment we use our car park which is far too small and restrictive. Our rent is likely to be £7000 per annum.

There are lots of tools we need to buy such as a saw pliers, angle gauge, line markers, claw hammers and much more.

Any money that we raise past £2000 for the trailer, will help to make the project make a huge impact locally for people and the environment. We will be able to start with more trainees with more equipment. Meaning we can use more waste wood. 


This project offered rewards

£30 or more

£30 Reward

Some recycled timber for your own project.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A small item crafted from recycled timber - could be used for the garden or home

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