Jersey Water is celebrating the 130th anniversary of its incorporation in 1882. To mark this important milestone, the Company has established a 130th Anniversary Fund of £130,000, to support local initiatives by Jersey charities that will benefit the Island community.
All Jersey charities are being invited to apply for the chance to receive an award of up to £10,000 which can be used to fund an individual project or a specific item of operating expenditure. The fund is looking for applications for original and innovative schemes that have a specific, attainable goal or objective and where there is a clear link between the scheme being funded and the benefit to the Island community.
The Judging panel comprises members of the staff, management and the Board of Jersey Water as well as two independent members, including Jersey Water’s former Deputy Chairman, Carl Hinault. The Judges will announce the recipients of the funding at an awards event on 7 November 2012.
To enter, charities need to submit a completed 130th Anniversary Fund application form. The application form and detailed instructions are available online at www.jerseywater.je/fund. The closing date for applications is, 5pm on Friday 28th September 2012.
Helier Smith, Jersey Water’s Finance Director said “Jersey Water is celebrating its 130th Anniversary and the fact that it has been supplying Jersey with treated water for the past 130 years. To commemorate this achievement, we thought it fitting to use our anniversary as an opportunity to recognise and support Jersey charities working for the benefit of our community. The 130th Anniversary Fund will give all charities in the Island the chance to obtain some extra cash to fund a special project or important piece of expenditure. The size of the fund means there is the opportunity for at least 13 island charities to benefit, ensuring that the positive effects of the funds are spread as far across the local community as possible.”
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Information on how to apply for grants are detailed in, The Jersey Water 130th Anniversary fund application form, along with details of the judging panel which is available to download at www.jerseywater.je/fund
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