Hafren Dyfrdwy gifts communities with a £50,000 Community Fund to celebrate turning three!
Thursday 1st July 2021
Water company Hafren Dyfrdwy turns three today, and to celebrate, is launching a new Community Fund that will give up to £50,000 to community groups, local charities and non-profit organisations across its region.
Hafren Dyfrdwy, that supplies water across mid wales covering Powys, Wrexham and Flintshire, has created the fund to specifically support new projects that aim to make a difference within its community.
The company will be releasing £25,000 over two periods of the year, with groups able to apply for a grant of between £2,000 and £10,000.
The projects will be assessed by a panel made up of customers and Hafren Dyfrdwy employees, who will ultimately decide which projects are successful.
James Jesic, Hafren Dyfrdwy Managing Director said: “It’s incredibly important to us to be right at the heart of our community, and now more than ever, we want to make sure we’re able to help and support in any way we can.
“That’s why we’ve created this brand new fund, to play our role in making sure some incredible, local community projects have the extra cash boost they need to get off the ground and get going.
“We know there are plenty of local groups out there that could benefit from a grant from our new fund and we’re incredibly keen to make a real difference to those communities.”
The company is currently in the process of creating the panel, which will meet up to review the strongest applications and have the final decision on which projects are funded.
The Fund will be opening for applications from September 2021.
The Fund will support projects that aim to improve community wellbeing across three core themes:
People: Projects that help people to lead a healthier life and gain new skills;
Place: Ideas that help create better places to live in and use; and
Environment: Schemes that will help look after the natural environment, and give people greater access to that environment or help look after water.
“After the year we’ve had, we knew we had to do something to give even more back to the community, and provide more hope and support when it comes to connecting with our communities and environment,” adds James. “We’re hopeful that through this brand new Community Fund, we’ll see plenty of projects and fantastic ideas that will truly set out to make a difference and help our communities bounce back, and reconnect with one another.
“The Fund is there for everyone, and we want to be able to help and support community projects that are most important to our customers, so if you are involved with a community project that could benefit from the fund, please get in touch.”
For more information on the Community Fund or to register your interest, please visit: hdcymru.co.uk/communityfund.