Duke of Edinburgh Award Superstar Students!

Welcome to our amazing Duke of Edinburgh volunteers! With our environment facing an unprecedented amount of plastic litter that is choking our oceans and causing untold dangers to wildlife, we at the Final Straw Foundation know just how important it is to keep this waste off our streets, beaches and parks. This is where we…

Drain Art Competition!

Look at these brilliant examples of drain art, aren’t they great? But we think our local children can do even better, and are looking for some fantastic designs to be submitted to be painted on our local drains to raise awareness of litter washing straight out to sea! Did you know that most drains on…

Borrow Bags – can you help?

This unprecedented period of our lives has meant, for most people, more time spent at home, starting new hobbies and catching up on all the things that they have been putting off for, well, ever! Amongst the new hobbies, we’ve seen people taking up gardening in earnest, sewing, painting, reading and so much more. If…

Small Business & Community Awards Finalist

We were very surprised and pleased to receive this in the post yesterday! We didn’t know that we had been nominated for the Best Community Group category, and are so grateful to be a finalist. Huge thanks to whoever nominated us, we will keep working hard to try to improve our environment, from our local…

Registered Charity Status Awarded!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have just been awarded registered charity status as a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO). The Final Straw Solent CIC is now the Final Straw Foundation CIO. This is a huge deal for us and we are very excited! We have worked hard over the last couple of years…