“As we enter the 2nd year of the Severn Trent Community Fund, we’ve been reflecting on the past year and the support we were able to offer our communities through our Coronavirus Emergency Fund, donating £1 million to help organisations get through such an incredibly difficult time.”
The impacts of the pandemic are still being felt by many charities and organisations that are continuing to deliver vital services to our communities. So, Severn Trent has committed to allocating some Community Fund awards during 2021 specifically to help:
- Non-profit organisations dealing with the increased demand for their core service at the moment; and/or,
- Non-profit organisations that have struggled financially through the pandemic and are in need of a helping hand to recover.
Charities and organisations can apply to be considered for a support grant of between £2,000 to £10,000 (depending on the size and activities of the organisation) to help them and communities get through this challenging time and bounce back stronger than before.
Demand for this support is expected to be extremely high and funds available each month are limited so to avoid disappointing groups, organisations that apply must meet all the criteria listed below and on the fund’s website:
- Organisations that have an overarching aim to boost community wellbeing (linking to the three key themes – People, Place and Environment);
- Applicants must have an annual income of no more than £250,000;
- Those that haven’t received funding from the Severn Trent Community Fund before will be prioritised;
- Unfortunately, Scout, Girl Guide and Cadet groups are not eligible.
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