We believe that connecting with nature should be a really important part of everybody's life, whatever their age. A healthy environment relies on people who care. People who spend time in natural spaces care more about environmental issues and seek out natural spaces.

That's why we are working in local communities all across Sussex to help engage with and re-connect people with nature through our nature-based community projects.

Many issues we need to deal with to support nature's recovery Sussex are at such a large scale that we can only tackle them by working together with communities, government organisations, landowners and others. Sussex Wildlife Trust is working at a landscape and river catchment scale to deliver and support partnership projects wherever we can.

You can find out lots more about this work in the following links

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Gatwick Greenspace Partnership

Working to benefit people, wildlife and the countryside between Horsham, Crawley, Horley, Reigate and Dorking.

Wilder Ouse

Wilder Ouse is bringing together people in the Sussex Ouse catchment to create a robust Nature Recovery Network, with restored ecological connectivity, ecosystem function and climate resilience.

Wilder Horsham District

Wilder Horsham District is a unique five-year partnership with Horsham District Council working to deliver a Nature Recovery Network for Horsham District

Discover Rye Harbour

Discover Rye Harbour aims to connect the local community to the wildlife and landscape at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, enabling people of all ages and abilities to learn more about our rare species and habitats and to take action to help conserve them.

Lost Woods of the Low Weald and Downs

An exciting partnership project which aims to bring back to life forgotten areas of woodland in Sussex.

Partnership Work

Sussex Wildlife Trust works in partnership with a multitude of individuals, groups and partner organisations. Working together helps us to achieve more, at greater scales, across larger landscape areas.

Previous Projects

Completed projects and partnership work