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Applications for Severn Trent’s Community Fund are now open!

Mon 6 Jan 2020

We’re really excited to share that applications are now open for our new Community Fund which will give away more than £10 million to charities and community groups over the next 5 years.

Organisations, charities and communities from across our region can now apply for funding for their projects.

The Fund will be looking to support projects that can demonstrate a clear link to one or more of our three elements of community wellbeing:

  • People: Projects that help people to lead a healthier life and gain new skills;
  • Place: Ideas that help create better places to live in and use; and
  • Environment: Schemes that will help look after the natural environment, give people greater access to that environment or help look after water.

We will also be encouraging projects that have a link to water in some way, such as river restoration, flood alleviation or sustainable drainage.

Our independent Community Fund Customer Panel, which is made up of Severn Trent customers, will review applications on a quarterly basis and they decide where the money goes. The Panel will meet for the first time in March and from April 2020 we’ll be giving out our first grants.

Applications are welcomed all-year round and capital and revenue projects will be considered, as long as the application shows how the project will be sustained beyond the investment.

Please help us spread the word! We’d love you to help us to promote the Fund with your contacts and via your channels using #STCommunityFund.

To apply and to find out more, please visit www.stwater.co.uk/communityfund or to get in touch with the team please contact us at communityfund@severntrent.co.uk