Supporting the Trust

Volunteers and Supporters

The Harnham Water Meadows Trust is a small, registered charity based in Salisbury. It is run solely by volunteers and rely on contributions from our supporters and some government grants to keep the water meadows beautiful for centuries to come.

Join us

If you would like to help us continue our essential work, please consider joining us as a supporter.

You would be helping us to:

  • Maintain the meadows and all the wildlife and plant life within.
  • Keep the Site of Special Scientific Interest status going.
  • Provide educational tours for all students, from primary school to university age.
  • Upkeep the flood defences for the city of Salisbury
  • Allow controlled access to the public so they can enjoy the Harnham Water Meadows too.

Volunteer in Salisbury with The Diggers

Our hardworking team of regular workers is known as ‘The Diggers’.

Their critically important work includes maintaining the ‘carriers’ and ‘bedworks’. These are the channels that move water around the meadows. They also keep the hatches that control the flow of water working efficiently. When that is done, there is always plenty of pruning to be carried out to control the plants and trees. We are eternally grateful to The Diggers. They literally keep the water running!

Would you like to volunteer in Salisbury and become part of The Diggers?

Other Volunteering Opportunities

Our other volunteer group meets on the first Monday of the month. They perform lighter duties, such as pruning and path maintenance. It is an excellent opportunity to get involved but not perform the more physically challenging tasks. This work on the meadows is invaluable to our charity, and volunteers are always welcome. If you would like to find out how to volunteer, we would love to meet you.

Financial Support

Can you help us with your support? There are many ways you can help us financially and we are incredibly grateful to all our supporters.

If you would like to support the Trust, please get in touch with us.

For sheep-related matters: 07799 425 132