About us

New Caledonian Woodlands is a charity with two primary aims rooted at our core: to encourage environmental sustainability and to support people to improve their mental well-being.

We deliver ‘planet projects’ focused on encouraging people to migrate towards greener lifestyles and ‘people projects’ focused on supporting adults experiencing mental ill-health and social isolation towards improved well-being, more active lives and employment.

Whether planting new woodland or managing old ones, making furniture from trees felled by hand, pressing hand-picked apples for juice or learning more about our environmental impact and how to reduce it, New Caledonian Woodlands is busy in the woods most days – working with over 1,000 people per year.

Our Values

Integrity: Always being true to our core mission and to our values.

Contribution: Enabling people to achieve positive change.

Connection: Deepening relationships with people and with the planet.

Experiential: Learning that engages the whole person.

Warmth: Personable and sensitive – a warm welcome and a fond farewell.

Courageous: A willingness to be brave – to stand by our values to achieve amazing things.

Inclusive: Welcoming diversity and empowering people to flourish.

Enterprising: Visionary and forward thinking in the pursuit of environmental and financial sustainability.