The Life Award offers grants of up to £15,000 to projects that use plumbing knowledge and skills to improve the lives of others in the UK and abroad and where possible to transfer the skills and knowledge to others in the process.
Take a look below to find out more about some of the projects we’ve supported in the past.
DATUM Secondary School
The BPEC Charity Life Award 2014 was presented to Dean Buchanan from Datum Foundation to assist the development of a new secondary school being built in Malawi.
Achieving the Award has allowed the team to install a clean water supply system, including a bore hole, solar panel and pump, water tower and water cisterns and sand filtration systems. The funding has also assisted in the development of a plumbing workshop facility, helping supply the necessary tools and materials to assist in the teaching and learning activities.
BPEC awarded Richard Steward, a plumbing tutor from Suffolk College, £1000 towards a project in an Eastern European country. A group of 35 volunteers travelled to Moldova to transform a village school. They had just eight days to build four indoor toilet blocks and distribute much-needed supplies but worked so hard they got the job completed a day early.
PHT Vocational Centre
The BPEC Charity awarded £10,600 to the Peace and Hope Trust (PHT). PHT has been working amongst the poorest communities in Nicaragua for over two decades. This support has helped build and equip a vocational centre with an emphasis of teaching basic plumbing skills.
Currently we are not seeking any further applications for the Life Award. However if you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact the Charity department: