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:
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.
Applications are closed for this year but will reopen in spring 2017.
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.
Southern Water employees will be working with each of our regional charity partners to deliver a project within 12 months that will make a real difference in their area. This year's partners are:
Howletts Wild Animal Park (part of The Aspinall Foundation charity number 326567)
Southern Water is helping to refurbish the park’s education centre to support the charity’s world-renowned conservation work and help visitors to understand the issues around the survival of many species. There will also be work around the importance of conserving water not just globally but locally too.
The Chailey Heritage Foundation (charity number 1075837) is a pioneering centre providing education, care and transition services for children and young adults with complex physical disabilities and other health needs.
Southern Water is working with the charity to build a 'Care Farm' where children can play and learn through caring for animals.
Supplying water-saving areas for hand-washing and hygiene will be a key part of the project.
The Honeypot Children's Charity (charity number 1011672) provides support and respite holidays to young carers and vulnerable children aged five to 12 years old.
The charity supports children who have been forced to grow up quickly due to their caring duties or other issues.
A short break at Honeypot’s New Forest centre enables children to forget their responsibilities and focus on just being children for a while. Southern Water is helping the charity to build a bridge that will connect the grounds with a much-loved play area and lake.
SSAFA The Forces Charity (charity number 210760) provides lifelong support to our Armed Forces and their families.
The charity runs a residential home on the island catering for ex-service personnel and those who depend on them.
Many of the residents at St Vincent’s served in the Second World War. Southern Water is working with SSAFA to refurbish a number of bathrooms at the home to ensure residents have the most up-to-date facilities. Water efficiency will be a key part of the refit.