We are pleased to support FRANK Water as our nominated charity.
FRANK Water Is A Safe Water & Sanitation Charity and since 2005, FRANK Water has funded safe drinking water and sanitation for more than 330,000 people in 300 communities.
Their small organisation aims to address a big problem, providing safe drinking water to the 663 million people worldwide who still lack access to this basic human right.
Award winning social entrepreneur Katie Alcott founded FRANK Water in 2005 after she contracted dysentery from drinking dirty water. Katie realised that by selling her own ethically sourced brand of bottled spring water, she could use the profits to fund safe drinking water for those communities that needed it most. Today, FRANK Water is a registered charity with a trading subsidiary.
Wild Oxfordshire are the nominated charity of the Bothy Vineyard.
Wild Oxfordshire is an independent charity, committed to building partnerships for nature. We bring together more than 50 organisations, including local government, statutory bodies, farming organisations, conservation NGOs and local communities, with common aspirations for a better future for Oxfordshire’s wildlife.
Dr Robin Buxton, an ecologist and passionate advocate of biodiversity, set up the Oxfordshire Nature Conservation Forum to draw together the many interests that touch Oxfordshire’s wildlife and landscape. He was backed by the Oxfordshire County Council, and English Nature. As an innovative and independent network, the Oxfordshire Nature Conservation Forum was the first of its kind in the UK. This vibrant but informal partnership has grown and achieved full charitable status in 2000. In 2014 the Forum was re-named Wild Oxfordshire.
Our work involves sharing information and good practice through conferences, newsletters and email bulletins, influencing decision makers and helping to initiate and drive forward new projects. We have focused on areas where our conservation expertise can make a difference such as in community conservation and strategic biodiversity work. We are continually exploringe new partnerships to broaden the diversity of community engagement and support the natural heritage of Oxfordshire.
The Adnams Community Trust
The Adnams Community Trust was founded in 1990 to celebrate Adnams centenary as a public company. It is funded by a percentage of Adnams annual profits, mandated dividends, donations and legacies.
The Adnams Community Trust awards grants to worthy causes within 25 miles of Southwold or, in the case of national charities, exclusively for the benefit of those living within 25 miles of Southwold.