Our Official Supporters and Partners

Partners & Supporters

11th Hour Racing

11th Hour Racing works with the sailing community and maritime industries to advance solutions and practices that protect and restore the health of our ocean. Inspired by and furthering the mission of The Schmidt Family Foundation, 11th Hour Racing embraces partners, grantees, and ambassadors who integrate sustainability into their values and operations while educating, innovating and inspiring people with the critical message of ocean stewardship.

We are thrilled to be a grantee this year, enabling us to continue working with businesses and events along the south coast to reduce the amount of single-use plastic used in the area, and allowing us to expand our community and schools outreach programme.

People’s Postcode Lottery

We are thrilled that in 2021 we have had support from the People’s Postcode Lottery and the Postcode Society Trust! A huge thank you to players of People’s Postcode Lottery for their support of the Final Straw Foundation.

People’s Postcode Lottery is a subscription lottery which raises money for charities, over 9,000 charities to date! Not only do players win cash prizes, but good causes also receive essential support. Players sign up with their postcode and pay £10 per month. They are automatically entered into every draw and prizes are announced every day of the month. 32% of the ticket price goes to charities. Find out more on their website here: https://www.postcodelottery.co.uk/

Emsworth Business Association

Emsworth Business Association have supported the Final Straw Solent since day 1 when we started out as the Final Straw Emsworth, and we are incredibly grateful to them. Their unwavering support helped us to sign up our first businesses to the campaign, and they have continued to cheer us on as we have grown! They supported the Final Straw Solent at the 2018 Black Tie Ball and helped to raise some valuable funds for the campaign. Huge thanks to them for all their effort and continued support.

Postcode Publications

Postcode Publications is a local paper covering the PO7-PO11 areas on the south coast of England. Revenue raised from advertisements in the paper and supporters is donated to local campaigns and causes. Postcode Publications helped us to provide reusable bags and bottles to 900 pupils in a local secondary school in a deprived area – their support is greatly appreciated.

Portsmouth Water

Portsmouth Water helped to enable us to buy Chilly’s water bottles that we could sell to raise funds for the campaign. We were able to sell the bottles at nearly cost price to supporters, giving access to more people to these high quality water bottles. Thank you so much for your support!

Media Partners

The News Portsmouth

News, sport, business, lifestyle and more, from Portsmouth’s newspaper, The News. The News has been a supporter of the Final Straw Solent since we started, reporting on businesses that have joined the campaign as well as beach cleans and community activities around reducing the impact of single-use plastic on our coastal environment.

Team Locals Media

Showcasing Portsmouth’s community, creatives, and locals. Using branding, website design, film and photography to promote businesses and events.

The Directory Group

We are one of two chosen charities being supported by the Directory Group in 2021, along with the brilliant Solent Mind. The Directory Group are supporting us with regular articles and social media coverage, which is great.