Wessex Watermarks

The awards are for any scheme, large or small, that is designed to directly benefit the environment. Grants are made quarterly and range from £100 to £1,500. All projects are judged by a panel chaired by David Bellamy.

How can I apply?

If you are representing a school, parish council or community organisation and you have an environmental project you could be eligible to apply. You must also be located within the Wessex Water region - you can check if you are by viewing the map below.

The Wessex Watermarks entry form is available from The Conservation Foundation or can be downloaded from the Wessex Water's website.

You can also contact Libby Symon with any questions at the Conservation Foundation on 020 7591 3111.

Since the scheme began over 25 years ago almost a thousand awards have been given to schools and groups in the Wessex Water region.


How do Watermarks help?

Awards have been given to a wide range of projects, from sustainable technology and bird sanctuaries to sensory gardens and marine research. You can read about some of the previous award winning projects or take a look at some of the project videos below.



Wessex Water region

Watermarks can only be applied for by schools, parish councils or community organisations within the Wessex Water region. To find full details please visit the Wessex Water website.


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