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.

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£515,000

total amount of funding granted in the financial year 2021-22

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£65,000

total amount of support for groups from The Environment Fund in 2021

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£155,000

total amount of support for groups from The Community Fund in 2021

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£225,000

to support debt advice organisations across our region in 2021

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£70,000

supporting partners with targeted five year environmental projects in 2021

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227,605

people benefitted in/directly from projects funded by The Wessex Water Foundation in 2021

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.