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 Name||Year of Award||Amount Granted||Project|
|Noah's Ark Children's Venture||2016||£3,000||A bio-mass installation|
|Trees for Cities||2016||£2,000||Planting trees in Sutton Coldfield|
|Moor Trees||2016||£1,000||Research with Plymouth University|
|Warwickshire Wildlife Trust||2016||£1,000||Woodland condition monitoring with volunteers|
Planet Student Activities
|2016||£3,000||Fossil Free UK Campaign|
|The Play House||2016||£1,000||Rainforest Symphony Programme|
|Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust||2016||£2,000||Wild for Nature project|