Congratulations to our 2016 Recipients
We are excited to have selected this year’s Reece Grant recipient. We received so may outstanding submissions this year that we have decided to award the Grant to three additional recipients. We look forward to introducing you to them over the coming weeks where you will learn more about their projects and be able to follow their journeys.
The Reece Grant awards up to $25,000 to support community water projects here and abroad.
The Reece Grant is an initiative that aims to improve the quality of life within underprivileged communities by supporting our customers in undertaking projects to provide clean water or improve sanitation.
Launched in 2015, we awarded three plumbers grants to help fund international projects in East Timor, India and the Philippines. The projects were a life-changing experience for both the local communities and plumbers involved. Get to know the recipients and their projects below.
"Our main goal was to give the children a future"
1 in 5 child deaths
(1.5 million each year) are due to water-related illness
443 million school days
are lost each year due to water-related diseases
Tough choice between drinking water or a toilet
Tim spent 14-days in Tacloban, Phillippines constructing toilet facilities in a school heavily damaged by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.
Clean water a positive outcome of Ecuador's 7.8 earthquake
James worked with the Red Cross and the Friends for the Manatuto to restore remote villages in East Timor prone to landslide and flooding.
1 billion people
in developing regions still have no access to clean and safe water