Venator, the experts in pigments and additives, has launched a £20,000 Community Fund to promote teamwork and innovation amongst groups and organisations across the North East.
Venator, which has its global HQ at Wynyard Park with sites at Greatham and Birtley, has established its first ever Community Fund in a bid to support the communities in which its employees live and work.
The Venator Community Fund will provide 80 grants of £250 and is available to groups and organisations across the North East.
The Together Fund, the first of two to be set up under the Venator Community Fund, will make 40 grants of £250 to community groups and organisations for activities that inspire teamwork, one of Venator’s core values.
The Together Fund, which is now open for applications, was launched with the help of employees and their friends who are already involved with community groups and organisations in Billingham, Stokesley, North Tyneside and Durham.
The Together Fund is now open for entries until midnight on August 31 2018.
Applicants should visit www.venatorcommunity.com and submit 250 words about how their group or organisation would use the £250 grant to promote teamwork.
All successful applications will then go head-to-head in an online public vote in September 2018, with the top 40 projects each awarded £250.
Venator will introduce a second fund, the Bright Ideas Fund, to inspire innovation, another Venator value, through ideas in science, engineering, technology and maths in early 2019.