We're also able to support a select number of community events with plastic-free water provision using water bars.
You can apply for one or more water bars for your event when you fill out your funding application. The information we'll need from each applicant will differ slightly depending on the event, but it will follow the same approval process and criteria.
We use our approved supplier partners to run the water bars for you. This is to ensure that in no way can any Community Fund money comes back into Severn Trent.
Water bars are available on a first come first serve basis and new events will be prioritised.
Including Value-added Tax in your budget and application
You may need to pay VAT on purchases made as part of your project and we can pay for this within our grant.
Make sure you check whether VAT needs to be included when you develop your budget. The amount of funding you request should only include VAT where you don’t intend to, or can’t, recover the VAT at a later date. If you later find that VAT claimed under the grant becomes recoverable, you must repay this amount to us.
Match funding is a requirement for applications of £10,001 or over.Applications for lower amounts don’t need to have match funding.However, we would love to maximise our impact for every project we support
For this reason we encourage all applications to provide match funding, where possible. Match funding does not have to be in the form of cash.In-kind contributions for services or volunteering can also add a great deal of value to lots of projects.
Apply for funding
If your organisation and project are eligible, you can apply for funding from the Community Fund.