Small grants that help make the local environment better
The Conservation Foundation is helping Wessex Water celebrate a 25-year partnership which has made over a thousand awards throughout the water company’s region by extending the scheme to help fund community water pumps.
Wessex Watermark Awards are for any scheme, large or small, that is designed to directly benefit the environment. Grants are made quarterly and range from £100 to £1,500.
How do I apply?
If you are representing a school, parish council or community organisation and you have an environmental project you could be eligible to apply. You must also be located within the Wessex Water region – you can check if you are by viewing the map below.
The Wessex Watermarks email entry form. You can also contact Libby Symon with any questions on 020 7591 3111. Applications are considered as part of a competitive process and judged by a panel, where the relative strengths of applications are assessed alongside the available budget.
How do the Watermarks help?
From sustainable technology and bird sanctuaries to sensory gardens and marine research, the Watermark’s support a wide range of applications but are looking for projects that have a tangible outcome and support the community and environment within the Wessex Water region. We’ve given grants to over 1,000 projects so far, see a few of these in the video.
The Wessex Watermark Awards are The Conservation Foundation’s longest running project. Over the years hundreds of local community projects have received help, sometimes more than once, with grants towards environmental schemes of all kinds involving all age groups and interests. The awards have helped company personnel to visit and build relationships with a large number of local people and organisations.
What is the Wessex Water region?
Watermarks can only be applied for by schools, parish councils or community organisations within the region served by Wessex Water. For full details please visit the link below.