Greg has secured a £100,000 community fund from South East Water in recognition of the negative impact their extremely poor service had on the wider community of Tunbridge Wells in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
The fund is in addition to the individual compensation that Greg has secured for more than 8,000 households in the Tunbridge Wells area - 85% of which received the maximum of £250.
Greg said: "From today, local groups who are registered charities can submit a request for a cash sum from this donation. I was keen to avoid making good causes have to spend effort going through a very bureaucratic process. So South East Water have agreed to set up a website which asks for the name of the charity and its registration number, how much is being asked for and a 100 word statement of what the money would be used for. Applications are invited for up to £5,000 so that the money can go to a range of good causes. Charities will have three weeks – until 8th March – to apply and it is aimed to make allocations by Easter.
"So if you know of a local charity that is doing great work and needs a boost please ask them to go to www.southeastwater.co.uk/tunbridgewells and upload their details. Alternatively, send me an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get in touch with the charity and tell them how to apply."
To read Greg's column in this week's Times of Tunbridge Wells on the community fund, click here.