Cory Riverside Energy (‘Cory’) has today announced the creation of the Cory Community Fund, which will provide grants for groups which generate positive improvements in local people’s lives.
Eligible groups and projects can apply to receive a grant of up to £7,500, with the funding distributed during 2020 and 2021. Applications for the first funding round close on 15 November 2020.
The Fund aims to support and encourage activities that play a role in strengthening communities. Grants will focus on groups and projects that support Cory’s goals of:
- Positively impacting local people in the community in meaningful ways.
- Protecting the local environment, supporting the circular economy, including building knowledge of recycling and waste management.
- Promoting social and community cohesion, together with diversity and inclusion.
- Improving science, technology, engineering and mathematical skills.
Cory is a London-based business and the grants will be available to groups based in the boroughs in which the company operates: Bexley, Gravesham, Greenwich, Lambeth, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Thurrock, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth, Westminster and City of London.
Dougie Sutherland, CEO of Cory Riverside Energy, said: “Caring for the environment and the people in the communities in which we operate are core to Cory’s values, and we want to use the Community Fund as a way of giving back to our neighbours. At a time when a spirit of collaboration and inclusion have been vital to communities across the UK, I hope that these grants will help to keep this ethos alive.”
This is one of several ways in which Cory supports its local community. In 2019, the company supported a number of local initiatives including offering work experience to 25 students and supporting over 100 children through the Industrial Cadets programme. It was also the sponsor of last year’s Bexley Eco Festival, which attracted over 400 visitors.
Further information about eligibility and how to apply can be found on Cory’s website: https://www.coryenergy.com/community/rules-eligibility/