Staffordshire organisation receives £16,000 from Severn Trent Community Fund

Thursday 26th August 2021

Severn Trent Community Fund has awarded Staffordshire organization, Saltbox, over £16,000 to support their Money Matters project.

The grant has helped fund the Money Matters project, an initiative that provides free, impartial and confidential debt advice to people in vulnerable situations.

With hopes of getting them back on track, the project not only offers debt advice, but also helps them get other emergency support they may need.

Lloyd Cooke, Saltbox’s CEO says “A massive thank you to Severn Trent for its wonderful support. Money Matters is supporting so many local people who are struggling with debt issues and this donation will help us to continue to help them to get back on their feet again."

The organization aims to increase their reach, and through the grant they have been able to expand their support to Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Daisy Powell, from Severn Trent said: “The pandemic has brought upon many challenges to our community, and through these trying times, many people have had their lives flipped upside down. As we move forward, helping these members of our community who have faced many difficulties get back up is the most important thing we can do.”

“Its projects like these that our fund was created for and seeing an exciting project that will significantly improve the lives of individuals like this one come to life is amazing.”

Severn Trent launched its Community Fund in January 2020, and aims to donate £10 million over five years to community groups and projects across its whole region.

Across Staffordshire, the company has awarded 10 projects with funding for community projects, that aim to improve the environment, and the people living in the community.

Severn Trent’s Community Fund was created for community groups and projects that aim to improve community wellbeing: 

• 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.

To find out more about the fund, and what projects have been awarded, please visit