Environmental Action & Sustainability

Wilfred Southall was passionate about the natural world and he is remembered for his love of long walks and for cycling practically everywhere until his old age. However, this Environmental Action & Sustainability category was not a main focus area for the Trust until 2000, when it amalgamated with the Kenneth & Phyllis Southall Trust - a separate family trust which had a strong emphasis upon this subject.

Within this category, we are keen to hear from charities that meet our general requirements and are focussed upon actions and activities that have a positive impact upon the natural environment. We are particularly keen to hear from charities that are looking to make good use of renewable energy and/or those tackling pollution, over-exploitation, climate change and things that pose a threat to the world's ecosystems, biodiversity and ecological integrity.

Some examples of recent grants are listed in the table below:

Charity NameYear of AwardAmount GrantedProject
Noah's Ark Children's Venture2016£3,000A bio-mass installation
Trees for Cities2016£2,000Planting trees in Sutton Coldfield
Moor Trees2016£1,000Research with Plymouth University
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust2016£1,000Woodland condition monitoring with volunteers
People &
Planet Student Activities
2016£3,000Fossil Free UK Campaign
The Play House2016£1,000Rainforest Symphony Programme
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust2016£2,000Wild for Nature project