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Has your business got a great idea to save water but not the funds to make it happen?


Water is a precious resource. Every year the population of the South East grows, but the amount of water available stays the same.

Due to hotter summers and less rainfall, increased pressure Is put on our water supplies. If we keep consuming at our current rate, in time, demand will outstrip supply – as there’s only so much we can take from our environment.

That’s just one reason why we’re on the look out for new and innovative ideas to help reduce water use in businesses across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Sussex and Kent. Can you help save a little water and make a lot of difference?

If you have an idea for a project – whether it’s harvesting rain or shower water, fitting flow restrictors on taps, harnessing new technology to save water, education or behavioural change programmes, or anything else you can think of – we want to hear from you!

 Read about our successful applicants in round 1 – January 2024


Check if you’re eligible

  • Businesses

    Businesses located in, and operating out of, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Sussex, and Kent.

  • Water Retailers

    Water retailers supplying a business in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight,
    Sussex and Kent.

  • Water Conservation Service Providers

    Water conservation service providers supporting a business in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Sussex and Kent.

Your project must meet the following criteria:

  • Water Supplier

    Southern Water must supply the mains water to your business- use our Postcode Checker to find out if Southern Water is your supplier.

  • Business Location

    It must deliver water savings in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Sussex or Kent. It must save mains tap water and demonstrate a tangible, sustainable reduction in water use (litres/day saved as a result of the project) within 12 months of receiving funds from Southern Water

  • Financial Contribution

    There must be a financial contribution to the project made by the business that receives the water supply and total amount of funding applied for not to exceed £40,000 per project.

  • Cost per litre saved

    Cost per litre per day saved not to exceed £10.00. Please see Guidance Document for further information.

  • Reporting

    You must be able to provide a monthly update once the project has launched and a full case study at the end.

Please note your application will not be passed to the steering group for review if you are unable to project a water saving in litres from this project.

Applications are now closed and we re-open in October 2024. Please read the below documents to find out more before submitting your application.

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