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Applications invited for Essex & Suffolk Water’s Branch Out scheme

25 Oct Applications invited for Essex & Suffolk Water’s Branch Out scheme

Local projects which benefit the natural environment, wildlife and local communities could receive a funding boost of up to £25,000 from Essex & Suffolk Water’s Branch Out scheme.

Since launching in 2013 Branch Out has awarded grants worth nearly £350,000 across over 80 different projects.

Judging for the most recent round of Branch Out funding took place last month, with nearly £40,000 in funding allocated across 11 new projects, including schemes run by Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Essex Waterways and the Chelmer Canal Trust.

Applications for Branch Out funding are welcomed from local organisations, community groups and individuals from the public, private, voluntary and education sectors. The deadline for consideration in the current funding round is Thursday 28 February 2019.

Projects which receive Branch Out funding can also be supported by ‘Just an Hour’, Essex & Suffolk Water 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.

Full details on how to apply are available at All applications will be carefully considered and judged against set criteria. Decisions for applications received by 28 February 2019 will be provided by 31 March 2019.