Geographic location – High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Sector community, environmental, health and wellbeing

Turnover – £340 K

CEO – John Shaw 40 with a daughter who suffers from Angelman Syndrome  

Beneficiaries– mental health, long term unemployed, local community, students, Chiltern Woodlands and nature reserves

What your social enterprise does (max 100 words)

Chiltern Rangers CIC is a social enterprise working with local communities to provide practical habitat management of the woodlands, chalk grassland, commons, ponds and chalk streams in the Chilterns’ area. 

We also engage with local businesses providing ‘Be a Ranger for a day’ team building sessions which improves the health and well being of the participants at the same time as enhancing the environment.

Our work with children includes running Forest School sessions and providing work placements for local education establishments.

Mission and Impact (max 100 words)

Our mission is enhancing Chilterns habitats through conservation, education and community engagement.  In 2017 we welcomed 4269 volunteers who contributed 13,660 hours of work towards achieving this.

We aim to make conservation and other events accessible to all sections of our community.  Support is given when necessary for those with learning and other disabilities.  No referral is required, we welcome anyone and we are greatly rewarded when we see the positive impact on volunteers from working outdoors.

Our corporate sessions bring employees together out of the work place providing a neutral environment for them to enjoy new experiences together.