Brighton and Hove Wood Recycling Project was the first organisation of its kind when it was set up in 1998, and since then it has inspired more than 30 other wood recycling social enterprises in our network. Now the work it does to protect the environment, promote recycling and the use of reclaimed wood and provide employment and training opportunities for local disadvantaged people has been recognised by the Charity Commission, which has awarded it charitable status.
Community Wood Recycling Managing Director Richard Mehmed said
“I’m delighted that the huge public benefit of the work done by Brighton and Hove Wood Recycling Project has been endorsed in this way. Charitable status will give the team there even more opportunities to lead the way in fighting waste and helping those left behind in the jobs crisis.”