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Severn Trent helps more charities and non-profit groups

Posted onPosted on 2nd Oct

The final £500,000 from Severn Trent’s £1m COVID emergency fund has been donated to charities and non-profit organisations, including more than £100,000 in Nottinghamshire.

Liv Garfield, Severn Trent CEO, said: “We knew when the virus hit and we all went into lockdown that our communities would need help, which is why we created our emergency fund.

“We were conscious, though, that not everyone would need help right away, which is why we held back half a million pounds to support non-profit organisations which have struggled through the pandemic to get back on their feet.

“We’re so pleased to share that the final £500,000 has been has now been offered to those amazing community groups and charities most in need of our support right now.”

Across Nottinghamshire, Severn Trent has awarded £115,000 and supported 46 charities and organisations.

Some that have benefited include Positively Empowered Kids, Age UK Nottingham, Notts Wildlife Trust and The Nottinghamshire Hospice.

Liv added: “It really means a lot to us that we’ve been able to support these incredible charities through these challenging times.

“Our communities really are at the heart of everything we do, so we’re extremely happy our emergency funding has been able to support those who needed help right away as the virus peaked, as well as support to those groups in need of a helping hand through our Recovery Fund so that they can continue to help make a real difference to their local community.”