Supporting communities

We're committed to supporting healthy and strong communities across our region, one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.

We want to make sure that our communities help those who most need support and we want to encourage organisations that bring people together.

The new Wessex Water Community fund will support community cohesion and organisations promoting the use of water to build stronger communities.

Funding of up to £1,500 will be available for groups working to build cohesion and bring communities together.

Wessex Water community fund

Priority will be given to applications from groups:

  • working in areas of financial deprivation or rural isolation and/or  
  • raising awareness of drinking water for healthy living or
  • promoting water saving initiatives.

We will be working in partnership with the four community foundations across our region who are well placed to understand and address need through making grants in their local areas.

Here are the contact details and application open dates for each of the community foundations. For more details, please contact the relevant community foundation.    

Somerset community foundation

Somerset Community Foundation - opened for applications on 1 September.
Telephone: 01749 344949

Dorset Community Foundation

Dorset Community Foundation - opens for applications on 7 January 2019.
Telephone: 01202 670815

Wiltshire Community Foundation

Wiltshire Community Foundation - opened for applications on  1 September:
Telephone: 01380 729284

Quartet Community Foundation

Quartet Community Foundation - opened for applications on 1 October.
Telephone: 0117 989 7700