Community Chest Fund launches for local groups revealing £20K to share between local causes

Community Chest Fund

Community Chest Fund to share money between local causes

Lifting the lid on South East Water’s Community Chest Fund has revealed £20,000 to share between local good causes.

The water company, which has 2.2 million customers across Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire, has launched its Community Chest Fund which is open to community groups, charities and not-for-profit organisations across its region to apply for donations of up to £2,000.

Tanya Sephton, Customer Services Director, South East Water, said: “Our work to provide top quality drinking water to our customers in the South East ensures we are part of the local community. Making sure we are doing the right thing for the environment and society is at the heart of our purpose at South East Water.

“We know this matters to our customers, communities and employees and we are delighted that our Community Chest Fund will help local good causes needing a financial boost develop projects that can make a difference.

“This is particularly important now as many have struggled to fundraise during the pandemic despite having seen an increase in the demand for their services.”

Applications for the fund open to group projects within supply area

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.

All requests for funding are to be submitted by midnight on 31st March. Successful organisations will be informed about their funding from 18th April with the presentations of the grants taking place soon afterwards.

To read the full criteria and to apply, visit

For more information contact South East Water’s Communications Department [email protected]


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