Cash boost for schools
WPD’s Worcester Plant Team Manager Mike Wigmore and Worcester News Education Reporter Alicia Kelly with the nominations from schools across South Worcestershire.

Thirty schools from across Worcestershire are set to benefit from a cash injection thanks to Western Power Distribution (WPD).

WPD, the electricity distribution network operator for the Midlands, South West England and South Wales has teamed up with the Worcester News to launch the Cash for Schools initiative, which is a big money give away for local primary and middle schools.

Last month, members of the public were invited to nominate schools to receive a share of a £25,000 cash pot. The thirty shortlisted schools have now been announced in the Worcester News and they now have four weeks to collect voting coupons. 

The prize fund will be shared between the schools depending on the number of votes collected for each. The one with the most votes will receive the biggest share of the fund.

Dave Park-Davies, WPD’s Distribution Manager for Worcester said: “As a major employer in the region, we try to provide support to a variety of projects relating to education, safety and the environment. 

“We are delighted with the response to the Cash for Schools initiative and would like to pass on our best wishes to all of the nominated schools for the next stage of the process.

“We are looking forward to seeing how the cash will make a real difference to schools across the county.”

For a full breakdown of the prize list, as well as full terms and conditions of the competition, visit

For further information: Stella Hayward, 01332 827461
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