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CORY Riverside Energy (‘Cory’) has today announced the seven successful applicants to the Cory Community Fund, which will receive grants totalling £25,000.

The successful applicants were selected by Cory’s Employee Community Fund Committee. All applicants were assessed on whether their application aligned with Cory’s goals to:

Positively impact local people in the community in meaningful ways.
Protect the local environment and support the circular economy, including through building knowledge of recycling and waste management.
Promote social and community cohesion, together with diversity and inclusion.
Improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematical skills.

More than fifty organisations from boroughs where Cory operates applied for funding, with a maximum cap of £7,500 for individual grants. The successful seven applicants are:

Doorstep Library Network – £3,625
Thurrock Play Network – £2,200
upCYCLE – £2,000
The AHOY Centre – £4,400
Groundwork London – £7,500
ELMV Shadwell Basin Project – £1,750
West Thamesmead Community Organisation – £3,525

Commenting on the announcement, Dougie Sutherland, CEO of Cory Riverside Energy, said “We were incredibly pleased by the calibre of applications made to the Cory Community Fund in its inaugural year. With many community-based organisations facing tougher funding challenges in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are delighted to offer our support to the seven successful applicants.”

The grants mark the latest in a range of initiatives launched by Cory to support local communities. Other recent activity includes sponsoring Bexley’s Eco Festival, offering work experience to 25 students, and supporting over 100 young people through the Industrial Cadets programme.

Further information on Cory’s community initiatives can be found at


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