This year’s successful applicants were selected by local panels of experts, including representatives of Wildlife Trusts.
Here are some of the projects we are supporting across the region:
- Bournemouth-based charity Grounded Community have been awarded £1,500 to maintain and run their community garden and composting programme as part of their goal to create a closed loop system that benefits the environment.
- A grant of £1,500 will help The Lower Char Community Project to monitor the lower River Char and identify sources of pollution, while also investigating and implementing nature-based treatment solutions.
The Wessex Water Foundation is a multi-million-pound initiative, launched in June 2020, which provides a dedicated funding stream for projects across the region.
It is run in partnership with the Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset and Quartet Community Foundations and provides at least half a million pounds of funding every year.
The Foundation’s Environment Fund supports charitable and community activities across the region that aim to improve their local environment.
Kirsty Scarlett, Wessex Water’s head of community engagement, said: “We are pleased to support these wonderful projects and are looking forward to seeing how they help to transform communities and raise people’s appreciation of the local environment.
“We are delighted to be working once again with the Community Foundations in our region and independent community panel members to help us in the decision-making process, including representation from Wildlife Trusts and environmental experts.”
Find out more about the Wessex Water Foundation and stay up to date with our latest funding opportunities.