Severn Trent Community Fund


Up to £200k grants (three levels) are available to local not-for-profit organisations for local projects that support the wellbeing of communities in the Severn Trent region.  

Applications for more than £10,000 will only be considered from a registered charity, a business registered with Companies House, a local authority or parish council.  Applications for more than £75,000 must have a considerable link to all three of the wellbeing themes: people, place and environment.

Registered not-for-profit organisations with a governing document can apply.

The funding is intended for projects that link to at least one of the three key elements of community wellbeing:

  • People – projects that support healthier lifestyles and skills development.
  • Place – projects that help create better places for communities.
  • Environment – projects that improve access to and promote a healthier natural environment, including the preservation of water.

There is also interest in applications for projects that have a connection to water (although not essential). This might mean creating sustainable drainage, installing grey water recycling or creating water efficient green spaces.

The funding can be used for both capital and revenue projects as long as the project can evidence it will be sustained.  The grants can support the following:

  • Labour required for the set-up of the project.
  • Running costs of the project, e.g. stationery, room hire, marketing etc.
  • Skills training and other course costs.
  • Administration costs directly associated with the project.
  • Capital costs of improving a site or building.
  • Costs directly associated with the beneficiaries/volunteers’ involvement in the project, e.g. travel costs, childcare, subsistence while taking part in project activities.

Applications are open – full details can be found here: