Local Environmental Project Grants Up for Grabs

Essex & Suffolk Water’s Branch Out scheme, which offers grants of up to £25,000 to projects which benefit the natural environment, wildlife and local communities, is inviting new applications for funding.

Branch Out supports projects within the Essex & Suffolk Water operating area which enhance the local environment, and benefit wildlife and communities. Applications are welcomed from organisations, community groups and individuals from the public, private, voluntary and education sectors. The deadline for the current round of funding is 31 August 2018.

Since launching in 2013 Branch Out has awarded grants worth over £310,000 across over 70 different projects. Projects can also be supported by ‘Just an Hour’, Essex & Suffolk Water’s employee volunteering programme. Last year Branch Out was a finalist at the prestigious Edie Sustainability Leaders Awards, which recognise excellence and innovation in sustainability.

Judging for the most recent round of Branch Out funding took place in March 2018, with over £30,000 of funding being allocated across eight new projects.

Full details on how to apply are available at www.branchout-esw.co.uk. All applications will be carefully considered and judged against set criteria. Decisions for applications received by 31 August 2018 will be provided by 30 September 2018.

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