Hafren Dyfrdwy Community Fund
It’s really important to us to be right at the heart of our community, which is why in 2021, we launched a £50,000 Community Fund, to support local projects and give back to our wonderful customers and communities.
In 2021/22 we awarded over £52,000 to seven fantastic projects across our region, and we’re excited to share that we have a further £50,000 to award in 2022/23.
In line with the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act for Wales, we want to work together to improve our environment and encourage healthier and more cohesive communities.
How it works and who can apply
Non-profit organisations can apply for between £2,000 and £10,000 for new projects that aim to improve community wellbeing across the Hafren Dyfrdwy patch.
By this we mean:
- People: Projects that help people to lead a healthier life and gain new skills
- Places: Projects that help to create better places to live in and use
- Environment: Projects that will help look after our natural environment, give people greater access to that environment or help look after water
We seek to fund projects that have a genuine community need and stand out as having a real impact on one of these key elements of community wellbeing - with favourability shown to projects that ideally lie within a ‘sweet spot’ that incorporates all three.
And of course, being a water company, naturally we’d love to see applications for projects that have a connection to water too (although not essential!). This might mean installing grey water recycling, creating sustainable drainage or developing water efficient green spaces.
Projects chosen by a panel
Our Fund is overseen by a panel made up of some of our wonderful colleagues. The panel review the strongest applications from each funding round and have the final decision where the money goes.