The TRT Peter Spillett Award is in memory of Peter Spillett. Peter was a Trustee of TRT for more than 10 years who cared passionately about improving the Thames rivers and the wildlife that they sustain.

The award was launched in 2023 and is awarded annually to an outstanding individual who works or volunteers with a Rivers Trust or another NGO delivering projects for the environmental good of rivers in the Thames catchment.

Please read the all the information below, including the Award Rules before applying.

Peter Spillet
Robyn Shaw from South East Rivers Trust

2024 Winner

Robyn Shaw from South East Rivers Trust

For her passion, innovation and the positive impact she has made over the last year developing educational river resources and working with schools, groups and families on London rivers – the Hogsmill, Beverley Brook, Wandle and Mole rivers across Kingston, Wandsworth, Sutton, Ewell, Surrey and Merton.

Aim of the award?

To give special recognition to a deserving individual, raise the profile of their achievement/s, their organisation and rivers in the catchment.

Who can be nominated?

The individual can be an outstanding member of staff or volunteer, who has delivered an exceptional project or has gone above and beyond with their commitment to improve rivers or a river’s health.


Open from 1st April 2024 and closes 31st October 2024.

How to enter?

Simply fill out this online application form. The form has no saving mechanism, so needs to be populated in one go.

Alternatively download an application form here and email the application to or post an application form to TRT, PO Box 4248, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 9FH

Award Rules

  • 1

    Application forms should be submitted to TRT via the online form or emailed to TRT at or posted to TRT

  • 2

    Deadline to be 11.59pm 31 October in each year

  • 3

    Winners to be announced by 31st March each year

  • 4

    Entries must be for nominees delivering projects or environmental good for rivers in the Thames catchment in the last 12 months

  • 5

    The winner will be decided by our judging board and their decision will be final

  • 6

    The winner and the organisation they are associated with for the award will be used for publicity.

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