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As a compassionate company, Southern Water wants to do its bit to raise as much money as possible for good causes.

To ensure our charities get the most from our support, Southern Water targets its resources on two main relationships:

  1. A two year company-wide partnership with a single charity
  2. A year long partnership with selected regional charities to focus on local projects

The application process is open to all registered charities and Southern Water employees vote for their favourites. The finalists present to a charity committee consisting of representatives from each of our company directorates and our supply chain.

Two-year charity partner

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust

Our company charity partner for 2016-18 is the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust (charity number 1021367). We are delighted to be supporting the crews and team with their lifesaving work, providing acute pre-hospital care to the most critically ill and injured people.

The Trust is an independent charitable healthcare provider, funded almost entirely by voluntary donations. Southern Water will be working with the Trust to boost its fundraising efforts through a number of initiatives and events including our annual charity Race Day at Fontwell.

You can find out more about our company charity at www.kssairambulance.org.uk.

Regional partners


Wanted new Regional Charity Partners!

“With the help of Southern Water’s brilliant team of volunteers, we have successfully produced a fantastic learning environment that will be central to bringing our visitors together and engaging them for many years to come.

Sam Eden, Education Manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park

“We’ve loved working with the Howletts team. Their enthusiasm and drive was infectious and resulted in dozens of our employees signing up to volunteer at the park and help progress the project.”

Beverley Thompson Community Campaigns & Engagement Manager, Southern Water

After a successful year with our four regional charity partners we are now looking to recruit new charities for 2017–18. We offer a £10k grant for a defined project deliverable within 12 months. In return we ask for volunteering opportunities for our employees and other joint initiatives.

In this scheme we partner with four charities in specific areas:

  • Kent
  • Sussex
  • Isle of Wight
  • Hampshire

The most suitable charities are subject to an employee vote, with two finalists from each area selected to present to our employee charity panel.

To apply please read the guidelines and complete the application form.

Our Kent case study illustrates how charities can work with us to achieve a successful partnership.

To submit your application or for more information please email the team at community@southernwater.co.uk.

Please note the closing date for applications is 12 June 2017. We cannot accept applications after this date.

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