Community groups urged to apply for £30,000 share

Connors Brighton 01273486851 Picture By Nigel Bowles'South East Water'Michelle Blanch visits Ian and Julia Gould to see the new water pump used to clean their Bird Reescue Centre in Hailsham. The money came from the community chest fund. SUS-140311-141414001
Connors Brighton 01273486851 Picture By Nigel Bowles'South East Water'Michelle Blanch visits Ian and Julia Gould to see the new water pump used to clean their Bird Reescue Centre in Hailsham. The money came from the community chest fund. SUS-140311-141414001

South East Water has this week launched its Community Chest Fund and revealed £30,000 to share between local good causes.

The water company has opened the annual scheme for 2015.

It is open to community groups, charities and not-for-profit organisations across the county.

Local groups can apply for donations of anything from a few pounds up to £2,500.

Now in its fourth year, the Community Chest Fund has already awarded £90,000 to good causes in the water company’s supply area for a range of projects including purchasing water bottles for primary school pupils and helping grow local community allotments.

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.

South East Water is now calling on the people of Eastbourne to apply for money that could help their group.

Jo Osborn, head of communications at South East Water, said, “Our work to provide top quality drinking water to our customers in Sussex ensures we are part of the local community.

“We are committed to supporting these neighbourhoods in other ways, and our Community Chest Fund will again help good causes needing a financial boost develop projects that can make a difference.”

A number of organisations in Eastbourne have benefited over the years.

Pictured is the Bird Rescue Centre in Hailsham, which received money for a new water pump.

Langney Primary School received £600 for its breakfast club and West Rise School was successful in its application for £1,500 to create a forest school .

First Seaside Scout Group got £250 and Eastbourne Sea Cadets received £1,500.

All requests for funding are to be submitted by midnight on October 31 and successful organisations will be informed from November 6.

For more information, to read the full criteria or make an application for funding visit www.southeastwater.co.uk/communitychest

Enquiries can be sent to communitychest@southeast
water.co.uk

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