Environment

From sourcing products, to operating our estate and supporting the health and wellbeing of our local communities, The Partnership recognises the importance of protecting the natural environment.

Kingfisher bird at Leckford

John Spedan Lewis Trust for the Advancement of Natural Sciences

The Trust promotes an interest in natural history. It was established in 1955, in honour of John Spedan Lewis, an enthusiastic naturalist, who studied the plants and animals of the Leckford Estate in his spare time.

In 1972, several small areas of Leckford farm were adopted as Nature Reserves. Over the years, visiting experts have monitored and recorded the many plant, insect and animal species that live there. The Trust also supports volunteers during conservation projects on its reserves and runs a programme of annual lectures. The Trust has eight Trustees, who are appointed by the President of the Partnership Council. For enquiries, contact the Secretary at the following address: JSLTANS, The Secretary, c/o Estate Office, Leckford Estate, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6JF.

Waitrose Duchy Organic

Waitrose Duchy Organic products contribute to the Prince of Wales’s charitable Foundation – The Prince’s Countryside Fund.  This promotes more sustainable production methods that improve soil health and protect the environment.  It also gives grants to projects that support business and enterprise in developing a sustainable future for rural communities.  This year the total donated to the Prince’s Countryside fund was £75,000.

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John Spedan Lewis Foundation

This foundation provides finance for horticulture, ornithology, entomology and associated environmental education and conservation projects.  Preference for funding is given to small projects with an educational content. The size of donations range from approximately £500 to £5,000. Further information about the Foundation can be obtained by emailing JSLF@johnlewis.co.uk or from the Foundation's Charity Commission web page (www.charity-commission.gov.uk).