London’s community waste projects get £50k boost

An environmental management firm has launched a new £50,000 scheme to support grassroots waste and recycling projects. Veolia London’s Recycling Fund for Communities will provide a cash boost of up to £1,000 for equipment, […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

An environmental management firm has launched a new £50,000 scheme to support grassroots waste and recycling projects.

Veolia London’s Recycling Fund for Communities will provide a cash boost of up to £1,000 for equipment, materials and volunteers to help set up around 50 different green projects.

They should inspire others to get involved with sustainable efforts and make a difference in the local area.

The scheme is aimed at small projects that are popular with London’s many communities – those that inspire people to do the right thing with their waste, make use of recycled or reused materials and protect the local environment.

Elsie Grace, Project Manager for Veolia London said: “Veolia is working with councils, businesses and communities all over London to help preserve resources and create a more sustainable future.

“So whether it’s promoting recycling as part of an event, using recycled or reused materials as part of a project or running something like a swap shop that gets the whole community involved in, we are keen to hear about it.”

Applications for the first round of funding need to be submitted by 30th April.

The UK has already hit several of its 2020 waste targets.