Supporting communities

Supporting Communities

As part of our Better Rivers: Better North West commitment to make rivers beautiful and support others to care for them, we have launched a Community Fund.

Do you have a community project or grassroots organisation that could benefit from this fund? We’re offering up to £2,500 worth of equipment for groups that:  

  • have a focus or objective to improve local watercourses and riverside environments
  • act as catalysts for improved community and environmental wellbeing​
  • seek to reconnect communities with riverside environments​
  • promote sustainable drainage​ through their work

If you or someone you know is a force of nature and champions environmental change in your area - especially when it comes to local waterways, then send your contact details to detailing:

  • a brief outline of the organisation/group you represent
  • the amount of funding you require and what equipment you require to support your work

If your application is successful, we will look at purchasing the equipment for you using our existing suppliers. Previously, we have accepted requests for litter picking equipment and water quality testing kits etc.

Applications are not limited to registered charities – this fund is designed to support a range of organisations operating at the heart of communities across the North West, including volunteer groups, schools, and parish councils. Please note that there will be no monetary donations.