Anglian Water operates at the heart of the community, and its employees live locally too. They’re committed to making this region a great place to live and work. The Coronavirus pandemic has shown that community has never been more important, and that’s why Anglian Water has created The Anglian Water Positive Difference Fund. It will provide grants to support projects that have a positive impact on the people and communities they serve, allowing them to provide help, and connecting people with the practical and essential support they need.

The fund is open to constituted community organisations throughout Hartlepool who are supporting vulnerable, isolated and older people at this time. It will provide community organisations with funding to deal with emerging issues in the community from the continuing threat of coronavirus. Issues such as:

  • the need for self isolation,
  • financial hardship,
  • potential for hunger,
  • lack of shelter,
  • further exacerbation of health issues, loneliness and isolation.

Grants between £1,000 and £5,000 will be considered.

To be eligible for funding, your project must support those who are considered high risk (including those with pre-existing medical conditions and older people over 60) or those in vulnerable circumstances. The themes include:

• Support for ongoing needs, ensuring their health and mental well-being is maintained

• To reduce isolation and vulnerability during any isolation period that may arise as a result of the threat of coronavirus

• Helping to make sure people remain safely connected with the outside world during this time