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In This Together - Community Matters Fund

The application window has now closed and our panel is currently reviewing them, they will take around 2-3 weeks to make a decision and respond.   

Local authorities, parish councils, charities and community groups are being encouraged to apply for extra financial support from WPD as the company has launched its ‘In This Together - Community Matters Fund’. 

This £500k fund intends to support communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak within WPD’s operating region, by helping local organisations to deliver vital support and services directly people in vulnerable situations. 

Phil Swift, WPD’s Chief Executive, said: “I’m delighted to announce we have launched WPD’s ‘In This Together - Community Matters Fund’. We established this with £500k to directly support community organisations who are working at the grassroots, helping families and our customers who need extra care throughout the coronavirus pandemic. I’m pleased that we are able to offer much needed financial support to enable key service partners to deliver vital support to people at this time, from food drop-offs to befriending services for those living in isolation alone.” 

For more information about how we’re supporting staff, customers and communities, visit our Coronavirus page

To find out how some of the fund has been awarded already, see the infographic below.