Water management services company Veolia Water has set up a new fund that will give £30,000 of grants to charities and community groups each year.
The fund, the Veolia Water Community Investment Fund, will allocate grants of between £500 and £2,500 to groups that support projects in child welfare and education, social inclusion, support for the natural environment and improving quality of life for the disadvantaged.
It will allocate £30,000 a year in two rounds of grants. The deadline for the first round of grant applications is 30 May.
The funding is available only to groups based in the firm's supply area, which covers Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Surrey, the London boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon and parts of the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing and Enfield.
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