Based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire Chiltern Rangers is a community, environmental, health and wellbeing Social Enterprise with a turnover set to grow from its current £340 K per annum. Those who benefit from its work includes people with mental health issues, the long term unemployed, the local community, students, Chiltern Woodlands and nature reserves.
What the social enterprise does
Chiltern Rangers CIC (Community Interest Company) 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.
They 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.
Their work with children includes running Forest School sessions and providing work placements for local education establishments.
Chiltern Rangers Mission and Impact
The Rangers mission is about enhancing Chilterns habitats through conservation, education and community engagement. In each year they we welcomed thousands of volunteers who contributed around 14,000 hours of work towards achieving this.
They 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, anyone is welcome and Chiltern Rangers is greatly rewarded when they see the positive impact on volunteers from working outdoors.
They offer corporate sessions bring employees together out of the work place providing a neutral environment for them to enjoy new experiences together.
Their website is www.chilternrangers.co.uk