Community development and funding

We’re committed to supporting our communities to thrive. Our Community Investment team help us do this by providing support and funding.  

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Our social priorities

Our Community Investment team work in partnership with local community organisations to help create inclusive, vibrant and sustainable places where our customers and local residents can thrive and live well.

Stronger, more resilient communities

Supporting the capacity of local groups and individuals to enable them to continue to support their own communities.

Improved places, reduced environmental impact

 Helping to improve our local environment and acting responsibly to reduce our global environmental impact.

Stronger, more resilient local economy

 Helping to improve our local environment and acting responsibly to reduce our global environmental impact.

Healthier and happier people in our communities

Providing and supporting activities and services that improve wellbeing and reduce social isolation.

Support for customers

The team can help anyone wanting to do more to support their local communities. 

We can do this by providing support, advice, and resources to empower our customers to develop projects for community benefit. 

We offer a range of support to local community organisations and groups, including:

  • Funding through structured grant programmes that support our customers and local people. 
  • Advice, guidance, and access to training opportunities that can support your organisation to develop. 
  • Signposting and linking you to local businesses and suppliers looking to provide additional social value within our communities. 
  • Supporting you to write strategic bids to secure funding that will benefit our neighbourhoods and wider communities.

Courses and opportunities

Free training courses

We're passionate about giving people the opportunity to develop their skills, and our training platform offers a free range of online digital courses covering: 

  • IT skills
  • Management
  • Personal development 
  • Sales and service management 
  • Teaching and learning 
  • Finance 


Contact us

Have a chat with our team by completing the contact form.

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Our Community Investment team work hard to improve the health and wellbeing of our customers and local communities. We have invested hundreds of thousands of pounds in local community organisations through our grant programmes. Details of upcoming and current grant programmes will be published here. 

Keep a look out here for news of our latest funding announcements.