Harwich Haven Authority

Harwich Haven Authority established a community fund which is managed on their behalf by both the Essex and Suffolk Community Foundations.

Each year the Authority will make available £50,000 to support educational, environmental, maritime and community initiatives in and around Harwich, Dovercourt and Suffolk locations along the Rivers Stour and Orwell.

Established by an act of Parliament in 1863, Harwich Haven Authority is the largest trust port in the East of England.

As a not for profit organisation, with no shareholders, income is generated from pilotage and conservancy services that it delivers to ships visiting the Haven ports.

“As one of Harwich’s major employers we are very much at the heart of the community,” says Neil Glendinning, CEO, Harwich Haven Authority.

“Many of our employees live in and around the Haven and the Rivers Stour and Orwell – and we already support many great, grass-roots initiatives.

“We were, however, very keen to make our community giving strategy more cohesive to benefit as many groups and initiatives as we could in and around our area of jurisdiction. By drawing on the knowledge and experience of the Essex and Suffolk Community Foundations will enable us to maximise our giving programme to our stakeholders in the Haven.”

These are some groups that have been funded by The Harwich Haven Authority Fund’s grants panel:

  • Volunteering Matters
  • Suffolk Refugee Support
  • Age UK Suffolk
  • East Anglian Sailing Trust
  • Whitton Youth Partnership

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