Wessex Water launches new charity to address poverty and Covid impacts

Wessex Water has launched a new multi-million pound charitable initiative to support "community projects, debt advice and charities dealing with those suffering the consequences of poverty through poor mental and physical health, hunger, housing or unemployment."

From 2021 the charity, the Wessex Water Foundation, will provide annual funding of at least £500,000 for its target groups. This year it will focus help on frontline groups supporting those hardest hit by Covid 19, including charities and food banks.

The foundation will be will be run in partnership with the Quartet, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset Community Foundations.

Wessex Water will also continue to support local environmental projects, supporting the ambition to rebuild communities with new green infrastructure.