[:en]Today Welsh Water are launching an exciting new initiative – the Welsh Water Community Fund.
The Fund is designed to give back to the communities Welsh Water serve. Welsh Water has customers at the heart of everything they do and want to leave communities and the environment in a better place.
Welsh Water wants to give colleagues and customers the opportunity to make a difference in the communities they live and work by offering three strands of funding:
- Colleague match funding scheme – match funding up to £200 per individual or £500 per team (minimum of four per team) for a charity of their choice.
- Community projects – opportunity for customers to apply for funding for a community project up to the value of £1,000.
- WaterAid and Prince’s Trust Cymru match funding – match funding for each charity which is equal to the amount they have raised to the value of £15,000 for each initiative per year.
The Fund aims to encourage colleagues’ personal fundraising – and pledges to match your efforts and build on the fantastic work being done by individuals and groups across the company year in, year out.
Any directly-employed Welsh Water colleague can apply for the colleague match funding scheme – and it will support fundraising for a charity of their choice up to the value or £200 for an individual or £500 for a team (minimum of four per team) during the financial year which runs from April to March.
The initiative will support a wide range of activities and good causes outside our two official charity partners (WaterAid and Prince’s Trust Cymru) – including charities and charitable trusts, housing associations, sporting clubs, co-operatives, “friendly societies” like working men’s clubs, as well as voluntary sector providers and schools.
You can find out more information on our website, and to apply, you should download the application form from Infozone or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a form. Send the completed form to email@example.com for consideration by a dedicated Community Fund Panel.
Welsh Water also want to hear about the great fundraising work that you are doing – so send any stories you have through to firstname.lastname@example.org and help promote awareness of the Fund among our colleagues.
Please also help spread the message to friends, family and others about the opportunity of funding.[:]