We set up the IGas Community Fund because we recognise that, in helping to satisfy society’s energy needs, our activities have the potential to affect our neighbours. We acknowledge that our role is to minimise those impacts and to operate in a socially and environmentally acceptable manner. But we also recognise that a good corporate neighbour is one who contributes to the wider well-being of the community. The fund is a practical way of providing such support.
Latest Case Studies
East Leake Playgroup
Awarded a grant of £600 towards new gardening and wildlife equipment, helping to provide a stimulating environment in which children can learn.
Slumgothic Teenage Arts Project, Gainsborough
Awarded a grant of £7,720 to provide an accessible toilet for a community café that has been created in a redundant church now back in use as an arts project. The café was a major development in 2014 with much of the work handled by enthusiastic volunteers. It is largely staffed by people recovering from mental illnesses or with disabilities.
Harby Playground Committee
Awarded a grant of £5,000 towards the cost of renewing a village playground which has badly deteriorated and needs up-to-date equipment.
Welton & District Patients & Doctors Association
Awarded a grant of £1,500 towards the cost of lightweight, easy-folding wheelchairs and walking frames to make it easier for the group to provide better mobility assistance for those who use the group’s transport service for surgery and hospital appointments.
Weston Community Defibrillator Fund
Awarded a grant of £1,250 towards the purchase and installation of a defibrillator in the village phone box. The village is around 12 miles from the nearest ambulance station.
Brookside Primary School, Ellesmere Port
Awarded a grant of £2,000 to help clear and re-establish a pond and create a wider wildlife habitat which will be used in tandem with the local Countryside Ranger for educational sessions.
Wheels for All, Salford
Awarded a grant of £5,000 towards the purchase of specially adapted cycles and refurbished bicycles which will enable people with disabilities and differing needs to enjoy regular cycling in a safe and supported environment.
Warrington Youth Club
Awarded a grant of £1,000 towards resources for a project that aims to support young men who are facing a range of challenges such as teenage fatherhood, involvement with anti-social behaviour, problems with mental health, alcohol or substance abuse and not completing education.
Little Rascals Playgroup & Moss Vale Tenants & Residents Association
Awarded a grant of £4,000 to help with provision of additional equipment and resources to enable the group to set up a community centre. The project is based in three shop units in one of the most deprived areas of Irlam.
Singleton and East Dean Women’s Institute
Through a £2,000 award, the group marked the movement's national centenary by developing a permanent museum exhibition, recording the history of the organisation. Also 100 years old and helped by the IGas grant, the local group staged a celebration event looking back on the group's history and paying tribute to local inspiring women.
Wey & Arun Canal Trust
Awarded £500 to set up a display to raise awareness and assist fundraising for the restoration of the canal. The display will be kept at a local heritage centre visited by 40,000 people a year.
Storrington First School
Awarded £4,330 to purchase computers and tablets for their catch-up café, where pupils teach older members of the community and care home residents how to use ICT.
Latheron Lybster and Clyth Community Development Company (LLCCDC)
Awarded £4,000 to purchase tools for a project that provides an inter-generational workforce with joinery, masonry and plumbing skills, which are then used to support community groups and organisations.