Sponsor a project

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is the leading conservation charity in Hertfordshire. Our projects restore habitats for wildlife and inspire people about the natural world.

Working with us can be great for your business. Sponsorship can be tailored to meet your company’s particular interests and overall strategy. Whatever objectives you have, we have a project to suit you.

Sponsorship opportunities

Whether you have £200 or £20,000 we will direct your sponsorship so that it makes the most impact. We are currently seeking support for the following aspects of our work:

• A new 4x4 Trust vehicle for a Reserves Officer
• Nature Reserves
• Grazing animals (eg water buffalo, longhorn cattle)
• Information panels for reserves
• Improving visitor access and experience (boardwalks, way-markers)
• Digital development to improve visitor experience (online apps, downloadable walks, species ID charts)
• Events

Contact Sarah Rutherford on 01727 858 901 ext. 242 or email sarah.rutherford@hmwt.org to discuss how we could work together.

Case studies

Clydesdale Bank, Ayletts and Waitrose - Festival of Wildlife

Festival of Wildlife PosterThe Trust celebrated 50 years with the 'Festival of Wildlife' event in August this year. We were able to plant a special golden wildflower border at our wildlife garden, put together with the fantastic help of Ayletts Nurseries. Clydesdale Bank and Waitrose also supported the launch event with banners, bunting and refreshments. 

UK Power Networks - Power of Giving Fund 

Little egret at Lemsford SpringsThe Trust has secured £10,000 from UK Power Networks' Power of Giving Fund to carry out work at Lemsford Springs Nature Reserve. The grant will be used to improve the former watercress bed, which is in danger of silting up, meaning the reserve would lose its special value for wildlife. Boardwalks and bridges will also be repaired, having been damaged in the storms last winter.

Johnson Matthey Plc - sponsoring a nature reserve

Photo of Johnson Matthey staff on a work party at Hawkins Wood

Johnson Matthey Plc is working with the Trust at Hawkins Wood Nature Reserve on a programme of conservation and habitat management work. In November 2012, staff spent a productive day on site with us coppicing hazel to help future growth, as well installing deer proof fencing around the coppice to protect the new shoots. Several nest boxes were installed for resident birds too. All material costs were paid for by Johnson Matthey as part of the project. In 2014, we also received further support through a community grant of £898 to establish a new coppice protection system at the wood.

Natwest Bank - protecting bats

Cheque presentation photo of Steve Batchelor and Rob HopkinsNatwest Bank supported our bat project at Hillfield Park Reservoir Nature Reserve. Hilfield is one of the best sites in the county for bats, with 11 species recorded (out of the 18 species which occur in the UK). There is a lack of old/dead trees on the reserve for them to roost and breed in. Bat boxes sponsored by Natwest have been installed to help the important bat populations continue to thrive there. Thank you.

Affinity Water - sponsoring events and projects

Chief Executive of Affinity Water Richard Bienfait with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust's Head of Living Landscapes, Tom Day - launching 'How to build a Living Landscape'Affinity Water is a dedicated supporter of the Wildlife Trust. They sponsored our Strategic Plan launch in 2011 and our 'How to build a Living Landscape' launch in 2012, providing an excellent venue and catering free of charge for both events at their Hatfield Offices. They have also invested their support in our Wetlands for Water Voles & People project, sponsoring a leaflet and family fun day at Cassiobury Park Local Nature Reserve.