Supporting the Trust


 The Harnham Water Meadows Trust is a small Registered Charity. It is run by volunteers, and we rely on contributions from the public and some government grants to keep things running.

This is our Supporters Form.

                               If you would like to support the Meadows, please consider joining as a                                   supporter to help us maintain and promote the Harnham Water Meadows. 

The Mudlarks

Our hardworking team of regular workers are known as the Mudlarks.

Their work includes maintaining the “bedwork” i.e. the channels that move the water around, and regular pruning and control of plants and trees. There are also the hatches that control the flow of water, which need to be maintained.

Other Workgroups


We also have a group who meet on the first Monday of the month, and perform lighter duties such as pruning and path maintenance.  

Their work on the meadows in invaluable to the Trust, and volunteers are always welcome. If you’d like more information or would like to help, please get in touch.


Financial support

The Trust relies on the kind donations of the public. These come from our registered supporters, collections at our events, and legacies left by people who have enjoyed the meadows in their lifetimes, and wish to leave a gift in their wills.

There are restoration projects that can be sponsored, individually or by organisations, and one-off donations are very welcome. Many donations can be gift-aided, which is very helpful.


If you would like to support the Trust in any way, please get in touch. The supporters’ form is above, and we would very much like to hear from anyone who would like to be involved.