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.

Who can apply? - the fund is open to registered charities, constituted community groups and other charitable organisations in Wiltshire and Swindon with the following:

  • a bank account with at least two unrelated signatories
  • a management committee or board of Trustees/Directors with at least 3 unrelated people as members based in Wiltshire or Swindon
  • a written constitution or set of rules that sets out the purpose and management of the organisation 
  • 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 procedure

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

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If you would like to apply for a Wessex Water Community Fund Grant, click here: Wessex Water Community Fund Application FormDeadline to submit an application for 1 February 2019. 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.