Grants for saving H2O for schools and churches

New grants are available for water savers in the South West, the supplier Wessex Water announced. The grants, which will be up to £2,000, could go towards projects to install […]

By Vicky Ellis

New grants are available for water savers in the South West, the supplier Wessex Water announced.

The grants, which will be up to £2,000, could go towards projects to install water saving devices for kitchens and toilets in schools, churches or other community buildings or rain water harvesting at community buildings, allotments or other centres.

Recycling grey water for gardens and allotments, promoting water saving behaviour through drama or art, creating a dry garden, or using any other technical innovation to save water will also be considered for the scheme.

The so-called Sustainable Watermarks awards will run until March 2014, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Watermark award scheme.

The original Watermark scheme gives grants from £150 to £1,500 to local groups involved in environmental projects, including schools, parish councils and community organisations.