Environment Fund

The Environment Fund supports green initiatives that aim to improve the environment and build more sustainable communities.

About the Environment Fund

To receive funding, projects must demonstrate one or more of the following outcomes:

  • involve communities in environmental activities
  • have a positive impact on the local environment
  • educate local people about supporting the environment.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • reduce water usage
  • improve environmental sustainability
  • improve local biodiversity.

What can our grants be used for?

You can apply for a grant to help cover core costs and/or project costs, which will help you to make improvements to the local environment. This includes the cost of equipment, salaries and overheads.

Who can apply?

The fund is open to voluntary and community groups with charitable aims, registered charities and community interest companies with an annual income of less than £500,000.

Schools and parish councils may also apply if they can demonstrate a community benefit. Groups and organisations must be based and operate within the Wessex Water region.

This fund is targeted at organisations where a small amount of money can make a significant difference, so we will consider your access to other sources of funding when deciding which groups will receive support.

How much can you apply for?

You can apply for a grant of up to £2,000 towards your project or activity, covering a period of up to 12 months.

How to apply

Applications for the Environment Fund will open again in spring 2024.

Guidance for environmental projects

Please follow our guidance to help protect the environment and wildlife when carrying out your project.