Let’s Get Controversial And Engage With Nature Courtesy of United Utilities, Promoted By LCC

As always, there’s something for everyone in today’s news from LCC and its amazing flood management group. In this case LCC seems to be helping United Utilities to obtain a warm, fuzzy, feeling about them.

They, LCC, write “Dear FlAGs and friends,

“I’ve been alerted over the weekend to this new grant made available by United Utilities plc to community groups, and thought you may be interested if you are considering any local projects in your catchments.

“It is intended to support charitable organisations in delivering catchment based projects in the North West, specifically within the United Utilities operating area. Eligible projects will be evaluated against two main criteria: 

Engagement with nature: ability to demonstrate a social element to the activity, such as community engagement in delivery or educational focus. 

Promoting natural capital markets: ability to demonstrate engagement of commercial interests in at least some of their funding and/or using markets to bring together potential funders of interventions with those who can deliver them.

You can find a full outline of the principles of the account and an application form from this link:

https://www.unitedutilities.com/corporate/responsibility/stakeholders/catchment-systems-thinking/cast-account/

With best wishes, Rachel

The CaST Account

United Utilities has created a dedicated Catchment Systems Thinking (CaST Account), with a total value of £300,000, available to support charitable organisations in delivering catchment based projects in the North West, specifically within United Utilities operating area. Eligible projects will be evaluated against two main criteria: 

Engagement with nature: ability to demonstrate a social element to the activity, such as community engagement in delivery or educational focus. 

Promoting natural capital markets: ability to demonstrate engagement of commercial interests in at least some of their funding and/or using markets to bring together potential funders of interventions with those who can deliver them.

Have you met “UU Leakster?

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UU has created “Leakster”. At risk of being too critical, shouldn’t UU be spending all the resources it raises from our, the public, water charges, so that homes regularly flooded don’t flood at all? As someone already commented, regarding UU’s self-promotion, however we help them dress the pig it will still oink and have a curly tail.

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