About Sussex Wildlife Trust

About Sussex Wildlife Trust

Sussex Wildlife Trust is the largest nature conservation organisation protecting the wildlife and countryside of Sussex. Our work involves looking after over 4,500 acres of prime woodland, heathland and meadow habitat on 32 nature reserves.
We put on an extensive programme of courses and community events to help people of all ages and abilities learn about and enjoy the wildlife in Sussex. Our Forest School, Nature Tots, family events and education programme are all aimed at connecting children with nature to promote a life-long love of wildlife.
Sussex Wildlife Trust also speaks out on conservation issues and engages with landowners to help create a Living Landscape of interconnected habitats.
We want Sussex to be a home for nature’s recovery. Where people and wildlife can thrive together and where people have access to the natural world and to the wellbeing benefits nature provides. Our vision is for A Sussex rich in wildlife, enjoyed, valued and protected by everyone.


Wild Coast Sussex

Wild Coast Sussex will inspire Sussex communities to care for the marine environment and enable them to protect their local coast and sea.

The project champions marine wildlife, highlighting the extraordinary kelp forests, seahorses and rays once abundant in Sussex which could recover and thrive if given a chance.

Wild Coast Sussex will work with primary schools, young people and commercial fishermen, as well as the wider community to go on a journey to make a positive difference to the crisis in the health of the sea.

 We have been awarded a grant by the National Lottery Heritage Fund towards this project.

 Rewild a Child

Rewild a Child provides activities for children from a wide range of backgrounds to explore the outdoors and learn new skills.

If children continue to be disconnected from nature they will not value and care for it in the future. Children who spend less time in nature also suffer in their health and wellbeing, missing out on opportunities to develop physically and mentally.

We’re working to make nature a part of growing up again. From imaginative play in woodlands to pond-dipping and getting muddy, building confident, healthy and happy children, and a connection with nature that can last a lifetime.

 Wilder Sussex

We all need nature - a healthy, wildlife-rich natural world is essential for our wellbeing and prosperity.

We depend on nature for everything from the food we eat to the air we breathe, but nature is in serious decline. Despite conservation efforts, we’re losing wildlife at an alarming rate. The common is becoming scarce, the scarce rare, and the rare is disappearing altogether. We are now in the midst of a climate and ecological emergency.

It’s time to reverse the trend of missing wildlife and build a plan for nature's recovery to create a wilder future and a Wilder Sussex.  


A proportion of every sale from the British Wildlife by British Artists Exhibition will be paid as a donation to Sussex Wildlife Trust (registered charity number 207005) - full details can be found on the FAQ page.