Nottinghamshire charities awarded £160,000 by Severn Trent fund

Severn Trent’s Community Fund has awarded more than £160,000 to 11 Nottinghamshire charities in it’s first year.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 11:29 am

The fund has has supported 93 midlands-based community and charity-based projects and awarded more than £1.5 million, on top of the £1 million donated via the company’s emergency coronavirus fund last year.

The supported projects will help see more than 160 acres of environment enhanced, benefits to nearly 600,000 people in the community, as well as more than 80 local community spaces improved.

Daisy Powell, community fund manager said: “Despite everything that has gone on this year, we’re so incredibly proud that after our first year of funding, we’ve managed to make such an incredible difference to our customers, communities and environment spanning across our whole region.

More than £160,000 has been handed out to Nottinghamshire charities

“It’s been an unbelievably hard year for everyone, and we were determined to continue funding projects, as now more than ever, our communities needed some hope and the opportunity to still make an impact in the community, for the better.

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"These incredible projects that we’ve supported, means they can continue and start to make a difference right now, when we all need it most.

"We’ve also seen a wonderful mix of funded projects, from creating new community spaces, to museum exhibitions, to unique eco-school projects to even developing inclusive music studios.”

The fund launched in 2020, and is aiming to give out more than £10 million over the next five years to support community projects across the region.

The fund is overseen by an independent panel, made up of Severn Trent customers, who review applications and who decide where the money goes.

The company also created an emergency coronavirus fund, giving out £1 million to community groups and charities who were giving vital support to communities through the height of the outbreak, as well as those who had struggled financially themselves as a result of the pandemic and needed a helping hand to get back on their feet.

More information on the fund can be found here.