Trust Finances and Supporting the Trust




The Harnham Water Meadows Trust is a relatively small Registered Charity. Its affairs are managed by volunteers with a minimum of professional advice. The Trust is grateful to Natural England and DEFRA for the significant grant aid it receives through the Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA) scheme to help cover the day to day management of the meadows and some of the associated capital costs.


These grants help us to maintain the historic landscape of the meadows, manage parts of the system, and enhance the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with its protected species, for example the water voles.


The Trust has no endowment fund and, like most charities, has to raise further funds to fulfil its mission. There are five ways in which individuals and organisations can help:


Support the Harnham Water Meadows Trust:

For details of how to do this please see the supporters’ form, above. Membership and the money raised at events contribute valuable funds each year to the Trust.


A Donation to the Trust:

Donations can be sent to the Trust and may be Gift Aided.


Sponsor a Restoration Project:

Costs vary according to the size and condition of the structure to be restored to its proper working condition. Proposals maybe discussed by contacting the Trust. Sponsorship by an individual taxpayer can be Gift Aided.


General Sponsorship:

This can be tailored to suit the sponsor. Proposals may be discussed by contacting the Trust.



A particular form of words is required and setting up a legacy should be done with the help of a solicitor.


Other cases:

Please get in touch if you would like to help in any other way.

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