Wessex Water Foundation Avonmouth Area Community Fund

This grant programme is currently closed to applications.

Opening Date:
1st July 2024 , 9:00 am
Closing Date:
22nd July 2024 , 11:00 am
Maximum grant awarded:
£5,000 for projects or activities covering up to one year; or £10,000 for projects or activities covering two years

What is the Wessex Water Foundation Avonmouth Area Community Fund?

With the expansion of the Bristol Water Recycling Centre at Avonmouth, a new grant programme has been set up by the Wessex Water Foundation for the local communities.

This grant programme aims to support projects and activities that improve the lives of the residents living in the Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston Ward, including the area of Shirehampton. See a map in the guidelines for the area covered by this programme.

Priorities for funding will be projects and activities that aim to achieve any of the following:

  • Improve availability of activities and support for young people 11+
  • Increase opportunities for improving health and well-being, including access to the natural environment
  • Improve access to job-related skills and training  

What you can apply for

A grant can be towards any reasonable costs for your organisation or project including:

  • Running costs such as salaries
  • Core costs for key activities
  • Project and activity costs
  • Cost of kit or equipment

Who can apply

You can apply for a grant if you are a:

  • Constituted voluntary or community organisation
  • Registered charity
  • Not-for-profit company, including Community Interest Companies where they are not limited by shares and most directors receive no payment from the company.
  • School – if the activity is open to the wider community and takes place outside normal school hours.

You must be based and working in the area covered by Wessex Water and Quartet Community Foundation (both cover Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire).

The priority is to support groups and organisations that already have a presence and are working within the boundaries of the Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston Ward

Please see our eligibility criteria page for further information. See page here

How to apply

Please read through the guidelines before applying. You can apply online using the link below. You can return to your online application form as many times as you like. Please save the form as you go along. We have further information to help you apply. See our Help & Guidance page here.

Decision turnaround

We aim to inform applicants of our decisions by mid-September 2024.

Please download and read the guidelines below before applying for a grant.