A number of community groups in and around Bath and Bristol have received financial support from Wessex Water through its annual Community Fund.
The water and sewerage company has provided around £15,000 worth of grants to local community groups, organisations and charities in the area.
Community groups throughout Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset applied for grants of up to £1,500, including Grassroot Communities, Bath City Farm and Wessex Washables.
The company’s funding has been provided to projects with the aim of bringing communities closer together, but will also be used to support those who’ve been made vulnerable by the coronavirus outbreak.
Kirsty Scarlett, head of community engagement for Wessex Water, said: “We are really pleased to be working with the Quartet Community Foundation to distribute funding to a wide range of groups and charities which are all providing essential services at this time.
“By funding groups which are on the frontline of need, such as foodbanks, community cafés and mental health support, we know that we are helping people through this current emergency every day.
“The funding will also be used to carry out a number of projects in the future which will help to build stronger communities in the area.”
The organisations receiving Wessex Water Community Fund support are Grassroot Communities, Redcatch Community Garden, Swallow, Bridges for Communities, Friends of Hannah More Primary School, Mind Your Music, St Werburghs Community Association, West of England Rural Network, Forest Child, Bath Gateway Out and About, Bath City Farm and Wessex Washables.