South East water offers grants to local projects and charities

I have received a letter today from South East Water:

There’s only a few days left for charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations in Wokingham to apply to South East Water’s Community Chest Fund.

The water company opened its community giving programme last month and is getting ready to donate £30,000 to local good causes after the deadline closes at midnight 31 October.

But it doesn’t want the Berkshire town to miss out.

Michelle Doyle Wildman, External Affairs Manager at South East Water, said: “We are proud to serve the people and businesses of Wokingham and are committed to supporting the community in as many ways as possible.

“A total of £60,000 has been given away to 62 good causes since the launch of the Community Chest Fund in 2012, and there’s still time to apply for a donation this year.

“If you’re an organisation, group or charity in need of a financial boost or help developing a project, visit the website for details on how to apply for up to £2,500.”

Applications are open to group projects within the water company’s supply area that are water or environment related, or help the young, old or disadvantaged. A group of staff from the water company will review the entries before announcing the winners on 18 November.

For more information, to view the criteria and to apply, visit