John Anderson, Chair of the Trustees of Environment Trust, writes:

Working together for greater impact

30th September 2019 - Environment Trust is to enter a strategic alliance with South West
London Environment Network (SWLEN). The partnership will enable both charities to
engage more widely and achieve greater impact in their plans for growth through 2020 and

There is already a great deal of synergy between the charities, which both focus on
empowering local communities to protect and enhance their local environment. The two
organisations are already collaborating on some projects, so the decision to work together
more closely is a natural progression.

“Working in partnership gives us the chance to make a step jump in the number of people
we can reach, both geographically across SW London, and in terms of more diverse
communities,” says John Anderson, Chair of Trustees, Environment Trust. “These are
challenging times for all small charities but we are not standing still. We have plans for
growth and are looking forward to working more closely with our friends at SWLEN.”
Simon Martin, Chair of Trustees, SWLEN says, "SWLEN is really pleased to be working more
closely with ET. We believe this initiative will allow us to improve and enhance services from
both charities."

Staff of the two organisations will share resources and knowledge and will co-operate at a
project and organisational level. There will be no changes to Environment Trust projects or
planned events, all of which will continue as usual.
For more information contact:

John Anderson, Chair of Trustees, Environment Trust 07951 021655