A water company in Surrey are giving funding for community charity projects across the county.

SES Water are water providers for Sutton and East Surrey, and are based in Redhill.

On Monday (March 16), they announced plans to fund a range of community projects and charities across the region.

Since the partnership started, three rounds of grants - totalling almost £30,000 - have been awarded to 10 local organisations and benefitting thousands of residents in the area.

For the second year running, SES plan to do so again via working in tandem with the Community Foundation for Surrey group.

SES Water Chief Executive Officer, Ian Cain, said "We are pleased to be working with the Community Foundation for Surrey and increasing our funding this year for organisations that have a meaningful and lasting impact on local people.

"The decision-making process for selecting which organisations we support is very much a collaborative effort, involving staff from across the business, and we are delighted to have been able to help more than 5,000 vulnerable, elderly and young people in the past year.

"We look forward to supporting more local groups in the year ahead and encourage applications for future grants."

Among this year's recipients of the partnership between SES and the Community Foundation for Surrey including Young Epilepsy, Kinetic Foundation for young people and Epsom and Ewell's Citizens' Advice Bureau.

Members of the those organizations expressed their delight at the additional support they would now be receiving for the year ahead.

Among them was Lisa Davis, of Citizens Advice Bureau Epsom and Ewell: “We are thrilled to have been awarded this grant that will greatly impact upon the lives of those with severe and enduring mental health conditions.

"The funding will ensure they have access to the advice and information needed to obtain entitled benefits, manage their finances and avoid homelessness – leading to them feeling less stressed and better able to cope," she said.

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices' Brian Gallagher also praised the company's funding choice, describing what had been possible thanks to the money:

"Thanks to SES Water, the grant contributed towards our work with the siblings of life-limited children/young people including a siblings day at the Hospice and a sailing event where they spent five days learning the ropes, sails and everything in between that goes into sailing."