Environmental Action & Sustainability

Wilfred Southall was passionate about the natural world and remembered for his love of long walks, as well as cycling practically everywhere until his old age. However, this Environmental Action & Sustainability category did not become a focus area of the Trust until its amalgamation with the Kenneth & Phyllis Southall Trust, which had an emphasis upon the environment and conservation. This emphasis is continued through this category.

Within this category, we are keen to hear from any charity that meets our general requirements and is focussed upon actions and activities that have a positive impact on the environment. We are particularly interested to hear from charities that are making good use of renewable energy. 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