Anglian Water Flourishing Environment Fund
Anglian Water is the largest water and water recycling company in England and Wales by geographic area. The company employs over 4,000 people and supplies water and water recycling services to more than six million domestic and business customers in the East of England and Hartlepool.
Anglian Water is committed to protecting and enhancing the species and habitats on its sites and across the region.
As part of this commitment, the company has set up the Anglian Water Flourishing Environment Fund to make grants to support projects that directly conserve wetland habitats and species.
What is the funding for?
The funding will provide grants that enhance the status of wetland habitats and/or wetland species. To qualify, the target habitats and species should be those of principal importance, as defined by Section 41 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act. Projects should take place within the Anglian Water and Hartlepool Water Regions - see maps below. The region includes coastal habitats above low tide.
The fund will cover:
• Land purchase
• Habitat creation and restoration
• Species conservation
• Invasive non-native species control and eradication where this benefits priority habitats and species
• Surveys, as a small proportion of a wider project that the grant also covers. For example when a project requires a protected species survey in order to comply with the law
• Interpretation, as a small proportion of a wider project that the grant also covers
• Equipment needed to deliver the project
• Reasonable travel expenses
The fund will not cover
• Survey projects
• Interpretation projects
• Legal fees
• Planning fees
Who can apply?
Applications are invited from constituted not for profit groups with an associated bank account into which funds can be transferred.
Other points to note
When the Fund is fully allocated, further panel meetings to consider grant requests will not take place until the following financial year when there is a new deposit into the Fund.
Grants can cover up to 100% of project costs.
Projects must be complete from 18 months after the date of the grant offer letter and projects will be expected to have a benefit of 5 or more years.
The grant recipient will work with Anglian Water’s media team to publicise the grant award and the benefits it has delivered
The areas served by Anglian Water is shown on the map below.
The areas served by Hartlepool Water is shown on the map below.