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COMMUNITY RELATIONS POLICY

local community suportFirst Hydro Company places high priority on its role as a patron for a wide range of initiatives that benefi t local communities, education, sport, the arts and the environment. First Hydro Company have contributed to fifty differing projects in 2011 and over thirty five in 2012 assisting to make a success in a range of activities and projects that are within the locality of our power stations.

Some of the areas we have supported are:

FHC COMMITMENT

(1) We will devote the majority of the sponsorship and donations budget on activities whose principal effect will be to benefi t the local communities in which we operate.

(2) We will administer sponsorship and donations, and help ‘in kind’ in the following areas:

We will also support activities geared to helping the disabled play a full part in the above.

(3) Unless specifically approved by the First Hydro Company Management Team, support will not normally be given to:


ADMINISTRATION

Sponsorships/donations applications and staff match funding requests shall be reviewed and approved where applicable by the Community Relations Committee, who meet on a monthly basis.

MEASURING THE VALUE OF SPONSORSHIPS & DONATIONS TO FIRST HYDRO COMPANY

Value is added to First Hydro Company as a business through improving relationships and co-operating with individuals, community groups and other local businesses.

The process of measuring the benefi ts of sponsorsips and donations to First Hydro may include assessing:

Additionally, any community based work can be seen as First Hydro Company’s contribution to local sustainable development.

Snowdon Marathon community supportFor example - First Hydro Company has sponsored the Snowdonia Marathon for a number of years. The race attracts a wide range of athletes and is regarded as one of the season’s most demanding events, as well as bringing additional investment to the local area.

Snowdon Marathon community support

First Hydro Company also assist staff by providing match funding to those raising funds for local charities, whether that is running in races/marathons, or holding events like quiz nights or restoring old vehicles.

Further information relating to applications for FHC sponsorships / donations, in line with our policy, is available by contacting the Community Relations Committee Secretary using the following email address: info@fhc.co.uk.