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 will be overseen by a customer panel, who will review applications on a quarterly basis, and so, ultimately, it’s you who will decide where the money will be spent.
We're looking for customers to join the panel, either as members or an independent chairperson. If you're interested, please apply to join our customer panel.
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 the water cycle too! This might mean creating sustainable drainage, installing grey water recycling or creating water efficient green spaces.
Further details on the eligibility criteria will be available closer to launch.
Applications will be open from January 2020 via our website.
In March, our first customer panel will meet and from April 2020 we will be giving out our first grants to local community projects.
Are you involved in a community project that would benefit from some financial support? Register your interest below and a member of the team will be in touch with more details in due course.
To comply with data protection laws, we will only collect and use your data (name, email address and telephone number) to contact you with information on how to apply for the Community Fund and to update you when applications launch.