Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Protecting wildlife, inspiring people
HIOWWT is the only conservation charity committed to improving conditions for all wildlife in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. They manage over 46 nature reserves as part of a vision to create ‘Living Landscapes’ for the future.
The VCT identified an opportunity to partly meet its objective of disseminating conservation information to schools, other educational institutions and members of conservation bodies through sponsorship of the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Watch Groups – their junior branch and the UK’s leading club for young environmentalists.
The VCT committed £20,000 over a 5 year period which helped fund new activity boxes for each group, regular newsletters, vital training for group volunteers and new materials which helped encourage more local children to get involved.