Wessex Water Community Fund

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Wessex Water and three other community foundations across the South West region to deliver the new Wessex Water Community Fund. This new fund will support community cohesion and bring communities together.

Grants up to £1,500 are available

Criteria - priority will be given to applications from groups working in areas of financial deprivation or rural isolation and/or working to raise awareness of drinking water for healthy living or water saving. All projects including environmental ones must address community cohesion.

We only fund work where the majority of people who benefit live in Swindon or Wiltshire.  

Who can apply - registered or non-registered charities and community groups who are based in Swindon or Wiltshire. This means:

  • The group's main address must be in Swindon or Wiltshire and most of their trustees must live in Swindon or Wiltshire
  • Local branches of national or regional charities can apply if they have a management committee of people who live in Swindon and Wiltshire, their own constitution and a bank account which they control

As part of the application you will need to provide evidence that you have the following:

  • a bank account with at least two unrelated signatories
  • an independent management group of at least 3 individuals based in Swindon or Wiltshire
  • a constitution
  • less than 12 months running costs in unrestricted reserves
  • an Equal Opportunities Statement
  • if relevant, a Child Protection Policy (under 18 years) or Vulnerable People Policy (over 18 years) and procedures

Social enterprises (including Community Interest Companies) can apply providing they:

  • have a social purpose and are owned and run by their communities
  • are limited by guarantee
  • have at least three uconnected Directors, the majority of whom are not paid
  • have an asset lock clause that ensures funds and assets are transferred to a body with charitable objects on closure of the CIC
  • have a system to ensure decisions on Directors’ remuneration are not taken by those Directors receiving remuneration

Click here to see: What we don't fund

Closed - Grant decisions will be made in March 2019.

If you have any queries please contact us on 01380 729284 or email applications@wiltshirecf.org.uk.