Our Partners and Supporters

With Their Help we are Creating an Environment for Nature to Thrive

Projects of this scale can not be developed or delivered by one organisation and the Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust have been fortunate to be supported by a wide range of external organisations. Primarily funded through the players of the National Lottery and the National Lottery Heritage Grant scheme we have also drawn contributions from partners and businesses across our area. Not all contributions are financial and we value the expertise and experience which sits across Sussex and the wider network of conservation bodies across the UK. The ability to learn from the experiences of others, combined with the financial input from funders has allowed us to create a fantastic place on the Sussex Coast for both people and wildlife.

Thank you to all of you.

Sompting Estate Trust

The Sompting Estate Trust is the landowner of Sompting Brooks. The Estate has been owned and managed by the Crofts/Tristram family for over 250 years and comprises of farms, woodland and livery facilities. In addition, the estate runs wildlife courses and events as well as supporting Forest Schools and continues to invest in developing a thriving estate for the wider community to enjoy . Clearly key partners to the project the vision of the Estate has been instrumental in making the EPIC project a reality and facilitating public access to the site. www.somptingestate.com

Environment Agency

The Environment Agency have provided the project with partnership funding which was used as match funding to release the Heritage Fund grant. Throughout the development and delivery of the new stream course we have been fortunate to have their support and advice in making this a reality.

Sustainable Sussex

Sustainable Sussex is about people, places, lifestyle, economy and creativity. We are delighted to be working alongside Sustainable Sussex and for all the support their wonderful volunteers provide. http://sustainablesussex.org/

Heritage Fund

Thanks to National Lottery players, the Heritage Fund invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about – from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. We are incredibly grateful to the Heritage Fund and those who play the National Lottery, without which our project would not be happening.  www.heritagefund.org.uk.

Sompting Big Local is all about bringing together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live. They provide small community grants to local organisations and projects and have provided financial support for elements of the onsite infrastructure being constructed as part of the river trail. http://somptingbiglocal.org.uk/


TolaData is a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) software for NGOs and donors. Developed by M&E experts and tech innovators, it’s an intuitive platform that simplifies the process of data collection, data management, indicator tracking and real-time reporting to enable organisations to create data-driven impact. We are very grateful to TolaData for the software and support needed for our project. www.toladata.com

Rampion Offshore Wind Ltd

Rampion Offshore Wind Ltd are responsible for the wind farm located off the coast of Worthing and have been highly supportive of the project. This support has included additional funding, both directly from the company and through the Rampion Fund from Sussex Community Foundation. In addition, we have worked alongside Rampion Offshore Wind Ltd to ensure that 

the scheme could progress without any detriment to the new cable route.

South Downs National Park

The South Downs National Park are supporting the  restoration of the Dew Pond on the Downs (at The Mountain) which is an important link to our chalk stream habitat on Sompting Brooks.