Sea-Changers Coastal Fountain Fund 2023
Sponsored by Bunzl Plc
Following its successful introduction in 2020, we're pleased to announce the launch of the 2023 Coastal Fountain Fund.
The purpose of the fund is to reduce the impact of single-use plastic water bottles on coastal habitats by funding communities to purchase water drinking fountains and install them for use by the public in busy or environmentally important areas. So far we've funded over 20 fountains around the UK with more coming soon!
Grants of up to £2,500 are available, per applicant, towards the cost of a fountain.
We welcome applications from all types of not-for-profit organisations who have identified a need and are well-placed to get the stakeholder involvement needed to make the project a success. We particularly welcome applications from Wales, Scotland, East Anglia and Northeast and Northwest England as these areas have been under-represented in previous years.
The closing date for applications is 28th February 2023.
How to apply for funding
Please read the CFF Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria before applying. They'll help you decide if your proposed location is eligible and whether you're likely to be in a position to make a successful bid.
We also suggest you read Refill's guidance for organisations and groups who are looking to install water fountains for the benefit of the community and the environment. There can be a few hoops to jump through in getting a fountain installed, and stakeholder engagement is key to deliverability - this guide will help you understand what's involved.
We've produced a help guide by adding guidance notes to a version of the application form. It'll give you info and advice to help you write a successful application.
Complete the Coastal Fountain Fund application form. Use the help guide and eligibility document to help you.
Return the application form to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date is 28th February 2023. You will receive an acknowledgement of your application with details of timescales and what happens next.
When the grant panel has made their final decision, we will write to you and inform you of the outcome of your application.