Hafren Dyfrdwy launches new £50,000 fund for community groups and organisations
A new community fund for local groups, charities and non-profit organisations across the region has been launched by Hafren Dyfrdwy.
The company 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 funding over two periods of the year, with groups able to apply for a grant of between £2,000 and £10,000.
James Jesic, Hafren Dyfrdwy Managing Director said: “We’re incredibly excited to be launching our first ever community fund, as we know just what a huge difference this will make to our communities.
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 projects will be assessed by a panel made up of customers and Hafren Dyfrdwy employees, that 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 and will be open for four weeks. It 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 your eligibility and to apply, please visit: hdcymru.co.uk/communityfund.
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