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Community Centre Grant

In partnership with our valued delivery partner CMDP (Costain, MWH Treatment), we're offering grants to help independent community centres with their energy bills.


Details of the grant

The grant will be available to support independent community centres and community spaces where activities such as local foodbanks, support groups, warm spaces and children’s programmes operate.

  • We’ll be awarding grants of £1,000 across our operational area, covering our five counties.
  • We've secured a funding of £24,000. This support will go towards energy costs, helping relieve the pressure that community spaces face staying open during the winter months.
  • The grants will be awarded by a panel made up of Southern Water and CMDP employees.
  • All applicants will be supported by our outreach services, including support for vulnerable customers and customers struggling with their bills.

Frequently asked questions about the Community Centre Grant 

  • Any independent hub or centre or hub for the community.
  • The community centre must be within our operational area - use Water UK's Postcode Checker to find out if you are within our operational area.
  • The community centre must host at least three drop-in sessions or groups per week.
  • Community centres funded by their local council are not eligible for the grant.

We're unable to accept applications from campaigning organisations or those whose services benefit solely a specific political or religious bias.

Applications open on Monday 20th November 2023 and close at midnight on Monday 11th December 2023. You can apply using the short form below.

The grant is to support any energy or utility bill (not just water) that will support the ongoing availability of the centres to stay open and respond to community needs this winter.

The outcomes of the grants will be announced on Monday 18th December 2023.

If you have any questions or problems with the application forms please email community@southernwater.co.uk and we'll try to answer your query. Please note this contact inbox is monitored during usual office hours of Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays). Please also note that we can't change or alter a submitted application on your behalf.

This grant is currently closed for applications - please check back soon.