Get Involved

There are lots of different ways you can get involved with us at Sustainable Wantage.

Volunteer

We’re always keen for anyone in the community to get involved in what we do. Even though our activities are restricted at the moment, you can still help us with projects such as Wild Wantage, The Market Garden and volunteer to make surplus food deliveries for our Community Fridge at The Mix.


Donate

Sustainable Wantage is a non-profit organisation, run for the benefit of Wantage, Grove and surrounding villages. We rely on grants, income from our refills and room hire at The Mix (closed during the first months of Covid-19) and donations from the public.

If you would like to donate to Sustainable Wantage, please use our donation form for payment with a credit card. If you would like to donate with a cheque, cash or bank transfer, please email us for details.

Thank you. Any donation makes a big difference.


Become a member

Sustainable Wantage is a Community Benefit Society, a special form of Co-operative, owned and run by our members.

Membership is open and we would love you to join and support us – it’s £5 per year to be a member and a one-off payment of £1 to buy a share in the Co-op. Please email us for a membership form.


How to reduce your impact

A really important way to help what we do is to see how you can reduce your carbon footprint and therefore your impact on the environment.

Here are things that can be done to make a difference:

Food – reduce meat & dairy consumption, reduce food waste, shop with local producers & grow your own.
Energy – reduce energy use and loss, switch to a renewable energy company, install renewable technologies/insulation, invest in renewable energy projects.
Transport – walk, cycle, use public transport or car share; choose electric if you need a vehicle; reduce or stop flying.
Waste – buy only what you need; reuse, repair, recycle.
Campaigning
– use your voice to speak up for the environment.
Nature – bring more wildlife to where you live, check out our Wild Wantage section.

Visit the Useful Links page for further advice.


Got an idea for a local project or activity?

Maybe we can help you make it happen. Whether it’s a planting project, make and mend, bread-making, foraging walks, DIY insulating, bike maintenance, group buying, water saving, seed swapping, energy projects, swishing or anything else that involves sustainability, we would love to hear about it.

The possibilities are endless and exciting; as much as our active members would like to do them all, there just aren’t enough hours in the day!

That’s where you come in. If you’d like to talk through an idea, large or small, get in touch. We may be able to offer the support it needs to get it going, such as publicity or equipment.