From January 2020, the Severn Trent Community Fund will give away £10 million over five years to support local projects, charities and community groups in the Severn Trent region. Funding decisions will be overseen by a panel of Severn Trent water company customers, who will review applications on a quarterly basis.
Full eligibility criteria will be released in January 2020, but projects will be funded under three main themes:
- People: Projects that help people to gain new skills or improve their lives
- Places: Projects that help to create better places to live in and use
- Environment: Projects that help to look after the natural environment, improve access to nature or help look after water
In addition to the above, the Severn Trent Community Fund will have a strong interest in projects that have a connection to the water cycle. This could include projects that will create sustainable drainage, install water recycling systems or create water efficient green spaces.
Full details will be available on the company’s website from January 2020.