Become a Member

Want to support our work? Our members do this by contributing financially, enabling us to continue our mission of educating people who want to acquire skills to enable them to gain employment in rural areas, bringing neglected woodlands back into use. There is the added bonus of getting a 5% discount off all our short courses and of being invited to our Annual General Meeting for a real woodland experience, a celebration of our year and a tour of our woodland.

Annual membership minimum donation £15

Life membership minimum donation £75

A message from Martyn Williams, trustee:

Coppicewood College is a small registered Charity based in Pengelli Forest, Pembrokeshire. Our purpose is to help people understand the importance of managing woodland in a really sustainable manner, using tried and trusted traditional methods and tools, qualifying them to go out and find woodlands to work and bring employment back into rural areas.

The College offers a comprehensive course dealing with all aspects of woodland management over a period of six months from October until March (the coppicing period). We have structured the course over two days per week to allow students to fit in with their usual activities or work commitments.

One of the aims of the College is to ensure that everyone who would like to take our course can do so. Some potential students, particularly the younger ones, cannot afford both the course fees and the cost of any local accommodation they might need.

These days, grants for both College funds and for individual students are increasingly difficult to obtain. One of the ways we can increase our income to help us offer bursaries to younger students especially is by building up our membership numbers.

We need more like-minded people to support us by becoming members. We only need 100 members to offer a bursary to one student.

Please help us make a life-changing difference to a young person’s life by helping them follow a pathway to more sustainable living.

Join us today for just £15 minimum annual subscription (April 6th –April 5th) or minimum £75 lifetime subscription.

Members are eligible for a 5% discount on all our short courses.

We hope that most of all you will get that warm feeling of satisfaction that comes when you know that your contribution will be making a difference to all our futures.