Our customers, and the communities we live and work in, are at the heart of everything we do. And that’s why, from 2020, we’re going to be giving away £10million over the next five years to support local projects, charities and community groups in the Severn Trent region - helping to make a real and tangible difference in our communities.
The fund is overseen by a Community Fund Panel made up of our customers, who review applications on a quarterly basis, and so, ultimately, it’s you who will decide where the money will be spent.
Our Community Fund Panel will meet for the first time in March 2020 and we will be giving out our first grants to local community projects from April 2020.
Our customers have helped us to create and shape our new community fund. We’ve spoken to lots of you to better understand your community needs, and as a result, have chosen to design our fund around improving community wellbeing.
By this we mean:
- People: Projects that help people to lead a healthier life and gain new skills
- Places: Projects that help to create better places to live in and use
- Environment: Projects that will help look after our natural environment, give people greater access to that environment or help look after water
And of course, being a water company, naturally we’d love to see applications for projects that have a connection to water too (although not essential)! This might mean creating sustainable drainage, installing grey water recycling or creating water efficient green spaces.
If your organisation is registered not-for-profit, and the project you would like to fund will benefit Severn Trent customers, you may be eligible for a grant from the Severn Trent Community Fund.