Requests for support

Requests for support

Northumbrian Water is proud to support the communities we serve.

Over the years we have given in-kind or financial support to many organisations and our employees have spent hours of work time to support many different projects through our employee volunteering scheme ‘Just an hour’

We receive many requests from organisations seeking support and we look at each of these on an individual basis.

Due to the sheer volume of requests we receive we are not able to help in every case, and so we do have to prioritise. Our main focus is to support grass root organisations within the areas we serve. Please note we do not give donations to individuals, exclusive religious projects, organisations outside of our service area or to cover wages.

If you represent an organisation seeking financial support or equipment for a project we would invite you to apply for a grant through one of our community foundation funds.

• if your organisation is based within County Durham please apply on-line at or call 0191 3786340;

• if your organisation is based within Tees Valley please apply on-line at¬†or call 01642 260860;

• if your organisation is based within Tyne & Wear or Northumberland please apply on-line at or call 0191 2220945.

A panel of our employees meet twice a year, in February and August, to consider applications - Your application will be presented to the next available panel meeting.

Northumbrian Water also has a specific environmental fund ‘Branch Out’, which works in partnership to reconnect habitats for the benefit of people and wildlife. For more information or to apply please go to

If you are seeking sponsorship or support for a raffle or tombola prize, please send your request to We will consider each request and respond to you within six weeks.

Requesting support through our 'Just an hour' employee volunteering scheme - We are passionate about supporting our local communities and we have a huge wealth of knowledge, skill and expertise among our employees.

'Just an hour' - is designed to have a positive impact on education, the environment and the general well-being of the communities we work in and serve. One of the main goals is to add value to the community and to realise this, each of our employees is given the opportunity to take a minimum of 15 hours a year to support community initiatives. If you have a project or initiative that you feel we could support please visit the 'Just an hour' section of our website for more information and details on how you can get involved.

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