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  • Find out about the partners who help us to support individuals and communities across our region.

  • Do you want to work with us?

     Our partners work with us in many ways including: PartnerHub workshop presentation

    • raising awareness of our many affordability schemes and increasing take up 
    • providing customers with expert and independent debt advice, benefits checks and income maximisation
    • alerting people to Priority Services and the extra care we can offer. 

    If you would like to work with Wessex Water, please get in touch.

    Alternatively, if you would like us to attend an event you are holding, please email us with further details and we will contact you shortly.


    Partner funding

    Funding for debt advice

    We fund partners who provide debt advice and apply for our main affordability schemes on behalf of their clients.

    Funding grants are determined by the volume of applications to our schemes in each year. Grant application forms for existing partners are now open until 12th April 2019.

    Existing partner application form

    If you are a new organisation and would like to apply for funding you can do so by completing our form.

    New organisation application form


    Money Matters and hard to reach projects.

    We also fund local community projects to reach out to customers in the most deprived areas and to develop customers' financial capability.

    Find out more about these projects


    Quarterly reports

    If your organisation currently receives funding from Wessex Water, or Wessex Water and Bristol Water, to provide holistic debt advice and apply for our affordability schemes on behalf of your clients you are required to submit quarterly reports.

    Submit your quarterly report

  • Who we're working with

    1625 Independent People
    1625 Independent People

    1625 Independent People supports young people aged 16 - 25 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

    Action on hearing loss logo
    Action on Hearing Loss

    Action on Hearing Loss is a charitable organisation working on behalf of the UK's 9 million people who are deaf or have hearing loss.

    Advice UK
    Advice UK

    Advice UK is a registered charity supporting the UK’s largest network of independent advice services.

    Bristol Age UK
    Age UK Bristol

    Age UK Bristol works to improve the lives of older people in Bristol through a range of different services.

    Bristol Dementia Action Alliance logo
    Advice UK

    Bristol Dementia Action Alliance are part of an “Alliance” of similar groups throughout the UK, working towards enabling their communities to become more Dementia aware.

    Bristol North West Foodbank
    Bristol North West Foodbank

    Bristol North West Foodbank have been open for 8 years and during that time they have helped more than 32,250 people in a crisis, providing those who need help with 3 days of free emergency food.

    Bristol Somali Resource Centre
    Bristol Somali Resource Centre

    The Bristol Somali Resource Centre (BSRC) is a community based organisation which supports people who are socially and economically disadvantaged in particular but not limited to people of Somali origin and heritage living and/or working within Bristol.

    Centre for sustainable energy
    Centre for Sustainable Energy

    Centre for Sustainable Energy is an independent national charity that shares knowledge and experience to help people change the way they think and act on energy.

    Christians against poverty
    Christians Against Poverty

    Christians Against Poverty are passionate about releasing people from a life sentence of poverty, debt, unemployment and addiction. Working with the church to bring good news, hope and freedom to people in the UK.

    Citizens Advice
    Citizen Advice

    Wessex Water works with over 16 local Citizen Advice branches who provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

    East Bristol Foodbank
    East Bristol Foodbank

    East Bristol Foodbank provides three days’ of nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred and in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

    Faithworks Wessex
    Faithworks Wessex

    Faithworks Wessex is a local charity helping people get out of crisis and isolation.

    First Steps Bath
    First Steps Bath

    First Steps Bath is a charity and social enterprise working alongside children and families to enhance communities and to change lives. Through the provision of high quality, inclusive childcare and support for families First Steps mission is to work in collaboration and partnership and ensure that whole communities thrive.

    First Steps New Forest
    First Steps New Forest

    First Steps New Forest work with families and children mainly from the local settled Gypsy/Traveller community who live in rural isolation, advocating on behalf of the community with outside agencies.

    Grace Advocacy
    Grace Advocacy

    Grace Advocacy provide a holistic and intuitive mix of advocacy and practical support that covers the core areas of income, housing, health care, disability, social care and debt.

    Guide Dogs for the Blind
    Guide Dogs

    Guide Dogs for the Blind exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss.

    Harmony
    Harmoney

    Harmoney Community Interest Company and Harmoney Charity work together to provide a free-to-use, not-for-profit advice service for anyone who finds themselves with money worries.

    Hope Debt Advice Service
    Hope Debt Advice Service

    Hope Debt Advice Service is run by a group of Christians from various local churches who have a desire to help and support their local community. The aim is to provide free, confidential, unconditional and impartial debt and budgeting advice.

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    Money Advice Liaison Group

    The Money Advice Liaison Group (known as MALG), is a not-for-profit UK membership organisation whose purpose is to galvanise organisations to ‘work together to improve the lives of people with problem debt’.

    Money Advice Trust
    Money Advice Trust

    Money Advice Trust helps people across the UK to tackle their debts and manage their money with confidence.

    Navigate
    Navigate

    Navigate’s work benefits those individuals and families facing financial hardship and exclusion by reason of youth, age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or another disadvantage in Somerset and Devon.

    New Start Debt Advice
    New Start Debt Advice

    New Start Debt Advice (NSDA) is a Thornbury Churches Together initiative. The services offered by NSDA include debt advice, help with filling in forms, budgeting, advice on getting the right benefits and signposting to other agencies/organisations. All free of charge.

    North Bristol Advice Centre
    North Bristol Advice Centre

    North Bristol Advice Centre provides free and independent advice and support in North Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

    People First Dorset
    People First Dorset

    People First Dorset are a user led charity who develop self-advocacy skills in three stages – coming together to make friends, learning to speak up and then leading change.

    Rural England CIC
    Rural England CIC

    Rural England Community Interest Company exists because independent rural research has virtually stopped. The Community Company has therefore been set up to facilitate some continuing rural research on major issues.

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    Rural Services Partnership

    The Rural Services Partnership (RSP) is a long-standing not-for-profit membership company Limited by Guarantee. The RSP is a component of the Rural Services Network (RSN). The RSP is the non-local government part of the RSN and works predominately with both the private and third sector service providers in rural England.

    Working closely with the RSN’s local authority members, the RSP is the only national champion for rural services in England. The RSP works for the benefit of all rural sectors through a membership organisation which lobbies and advocates on behalf of rural service providers. The RSP lobbies for a fair deal for rural communities to maintain and enhance their social and economic wellbeing and viability.

    Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
    SSEN

    Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) look after the wires and cables that supply electricity to your area, and fix power cuts as quickly and as safely as possible.

    Wessex Water and SSEN both have Priority Services Registers and are working with partners to provide customers with one point of contact to sign up to both Priority Registers. Through collaboration there are opportunities to reach out to more customers in their shared geographical area to offer extra help and support.

    For more information on their work, please contact stakeholder engagement manager, Alison Dean on alison.dean@sse.com.

    Second Step
    Second Step

    Second Step are a leading mental health charity that’s been putting mental health first for people in Bristol and the South West for over 30 years.

    Shelter
    Shelter

    Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness by providing advice, support and legal services. They also campaign to make sure that one day, no one will have to turn to Shelter for help.

    South Bristol Advice Service
    South Bristol Advice Services

    SBAS provides free, professional, confidential advice and information to residents of South Bristol seeking help with welfare benefits and debt.

    St Pauls Advice Centre
    St Paul's Advice Centre

    St Paul's Advice Centre provides, free, confidential advice for the people of St Paul's and East Bristol.

    Step Change
    StepChange

    StepChange is an independent charity dedicated to overcoming problem debt. The charity's advice is effective, tailored and importantly, free.

    Talking Money
    Talking Money

    Talking Money is an independent charity dedicated to improving lives by tackling financial problems. The charity has been providing free, high quality advice and support to people in financial hardship for over 26 years.

    Brigstowe
    The Brigstowe Project

    Brigstowe’s vision is a world in which people living with HIV live long and healthy lives, free from poverty, stigma, prejudice and discrimination. Brigstowe’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for people living with HIV.

    Trowbridge Debt Advice Service
    Trowbridge Debt Advice Service

    Trowbridge Debt Advice Service provide a sustainable, face-to face money and debt advice service, which is free of charge, unconditional and confidential.

    United Communities
    United Communities

    United Communities are a community-based housing association working tirelessly to meet the need for affordable homes in a way which will help to regenerate our core communities and provide our residents with more than just a roof.

    We Care Home Improvements
    We Care Home Improvements

    We Care Home Improvements the largest independent home improvement agency in the UK and their aim is for people to live comfortably and independently at home for as long as they choose.

    Wiltshire Council
    Wiltshire Council

    Wiltshire Council are the local authority for the Wiltshire area working to improve communities in the local area and particularly support residents who are struggling.

    Wimborne foodbank
    Wimborne Foodbank

    Wimborne Foodbank support those in their local area struggling financially through the provision of 3-4 day emergency food parcels, budget coaching and debt advice and free courses on cooking and eating well on a budget.

    Yeovil Debt Advice Centre
    Yeovil Debt Advice Centre

    Yeovil Family Church run a free debt advice centre, aiming to help local people get back on their feet and take control of their finances.