Grants for environmental projects available

We are writing to let you know about a grants programme we are running in partnership with Wessex Water. The Wessex Water Foundation Environment Fund supports charitable and community activities that improve local biodiversity or have a positive impact on the local environment for local people.

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for local organisations based and operating in the section of the Wessex Water area covered by Wiltshire Community Foundation*.

Applicants must demonstrate that their project has one or more of the following outcomes:

  • involves communities in environmental activities that benefit the local area
  • has a positive impact on the local environment
  • shares learning with local people about supporting the environment

Priorities for this programme are:

  • reduction in water use
  • improving environmental sustainability in the local area*
  • improvements in local biodiversity

* For example, this can include activities aimed at reducing waste, recycling and using reusable alternatives, growing own produce, using less energy. Water refill points are not eligible for funding.

Examples of previous projects include:

  • Restoration and maintenance of a wildlife pond
  • Local litter picking activities
  • Community tree planting event
  • Creation or enhancement of a community garden e.g. installation of rainwater harvesting solution
  • Community beehives and planting bee friendly pollinating corridors
  • Education project aiming to change personal behaviours relating to environmental sustainability
  • Creating wildflower areas on underused land in a village

*Please note: Swindon and some surrounding areas are not served by Wessex Water and therefore groups in these areas are not eligible to apply for this fund. If you are unsure, please check with us before applying

More information on the grants programme and details of how to apply are available

Applications close on 01 June 2023.


Best wishes


Beth Maughan

Marketing and Communications Manager


Wiltshire Community Foundation

Sandcliff House

21 Northgate Street

Devizes SN10 1JT

Tel: 01380 729284