Groups invited to ask for slice of £30,000 fund

Community groups, charities and not-for-proft organisations in Eastbourne can apply for a slice of a special £30,000 support fund, thanks to South East Water.

Local organisations are being asked to visit the company’s website at and fill in the application form to be considered for funding of anything from just a few pounds up to a maximum of £2,500 for their good causes.

The deadline for applications is midnight on December 31 after which the Community Chest Panel will decide where to donate the money.

Applications are open to group projects that are water related or environmental, helping the young, old or disadvantaged – more details on the entry criteria can be found on the website form.

Successful organisations will be informed about their funding from January 25 2013 with the presentations of the funds taking place soon afterwards.

Christine King from South East Water said, “Our work brings us into daily contact with lots of local communities to which we already supply good quality drinking water around the clock.

“But we are also keen to play our part in the wider health of those local communities, and so have set up the new Community Chest fund to directly help projects that need a little extra financial help to make a difference.”

Applications must be a water related/environmental improvement schemes, projects helping the young, old or disadvantaged, be a group effort or be of benefit in the South East Water supply area.

They will be considered by a Community Chest Panel made up of South East Water employees from all parts of the company. Successful organisations will be informed about their funding from December 7.