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Severn Trent Community Fund launches public vote

Friday 8 April 2022

Severn Trent is encouraging its customers to vote for their favourite projects to receive funding as part of its partnership with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The water and waste company is the Official Nature and Carbon Neutral Supporter of the Games - assisting Birmingham 2022 in their pledge to leave a carbon-neutral legacy. 

The Severn Trent Community Fund has committed to giving away more than £10million over five years to support new projects by local charities and community groups across its region. 

Nearly £4m has been donated over the past two years to help 390 good causes, and to maximise the legacy of the Games and its environmental partnership, the Community Fund will be funding new projects that reduce carbon and help communities care for nature through these three key themes:

• Green spaces – projects that create and enhance green spaces and offset carbon;

• Recycling and making the most of resources – projects that help reduce the carbon footprint of community spaces and activities;

• Water saving heroes – projects that preserve water and reduce water use.

The water and waste company is calling on its customers to vote for their favourite project in each Award category – Bronze, Silver and Gold, with a total of £250,000 ready to be awarded to the top projects.

Voting is open until Sunday 24 April on the Severn Trent website, and to help customers choose who to vote for there is a handy map, with each project filming a 30 second video explaining how they’re making their community an even better place to live. 

Natalie Cunningham, Severn Trent Community Fund Officer, said: “What’s good for nature is good for water and as a company taking care of one of life’s essentials, we’re passionate about making a positive impact on the communities and the environment where we live and operate. 

“We have some wonderful submissions for this particular round of funding and the public vote is now open. It will be great to see as many of our customers as possible visit our website to vote for their favourite projects.”

To see the projects and cast your vote, please visit: www.stwater.co.uk/publicvote.