Anglian Water operates at the heart of the community, and its employees live locally too, so they are committed to making this region a great place to live and work.

The coronavirus pandemic has shown that community has never been more important, and that is why Anglian Water created The Anglian Water Positive Difference Fund. It is providing grants to support projects which have a positive impact on the people and communities it serves, allowing it to provide help and connecting people with the practical and essential support they need.

The second part of the fund is open to constituted community organisations throughout Suffolk, which are supporting vulnerable, isolated and older people at this time.


To be eligible for funding, your project must support those in vulnerable circumstances, or those who are considered high risk (including those with pre-existing medical conditions and older people over 60) and help to:

  • Meet emerging needs resulting from the pandemic, especially for people who are at higher risk or find themselves in vulnerable circumstances as a result
  • Support projects that have a positive impact on people and communities in the region Anglian Water serves
  • Connect people, especially the most vulnerable, with the practical and essential support they need
  • Support communities to recover from the impact of the pandemic
  • Support community assets, local charities and community groups to adapt and (re)build, empowering communities from the ground up

To find out more details, and to apply for a grant, visit >

Last round of grantmaking

In June 2020, 15 Suffolk charities and community groups were awarded grants:

Disability Advice NE Suffolk (DANES)
EPIC Dad Community Interest Company
Fresh Start – new beginnings
Green Light Trust
Halesworth Dementia Carers’ Fund
Home-Start Mid & West Suffolk
Honington and Sapiston Village Hall
Ipswich Community Media
New Life Church (Suffolk)
Our Special Friends
Spectrum Cambridge
Suffolk Family Carers
Suffolk Young People’s Health Project
Wednesday’s Child

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