Volunteering and support

We donate more than £500,000 to community and environment-related projects every year.

Wessex Water Foundation

The Wessex Water Foundation funds projects that strengthen communities and benefit the environment, while also providing local groups and charities with volunteering support.

It has never been more important to both respond to the needs of our communities and make a firm commitment to support them for the long-term future, and the Wessex Water Foundation allows us to do just that!

The Foundation was launched in 2020 in partnership with the Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset and Quartet Community Foundations, which help to ensure our funding goes towards the communities that are in most need of support.

Grants totalling £500,000 are distributed through two separate funding streams: The Community Fund and The Environment Fund.


donated to charities in the 2022/23 financial year


Worth of grants donated to environmental projects in 2022


Worth of grants donated to community-based projects in 2022


for cost of living grants to debt advice partners in 2022


spent supporting five-year environmental projects in 2022


spent supporting debt advice partners in 2022

Water Force volunteering

We offer support to communities across the south west through our Water Force volunteering programme.

All Wessex Water employees are given one volunteering day every year which they can use to support good causes close to their hearts.

We’re proud of the work we do to support our local communities and are keen to start working with more charities and organisations across the region.

Find out more about our Wessex Water Force.

Annual Fund Holder Report

Wessex Water Foundation - Your Impact

Our annual report for the Wessex Water Foundation outlines the projects you have supported through The Community and Environment Fund and the feedback from those projects. Thank you from the thousands of people your fund is supporting.