Supporting good causes

We target our community support at causes that are important to our employees. By funding projects through The Veolia Environmental Trust, we can also combine our resource management expertise with our financial giving.

We support sustainable community and environmental projects through our regional Trusts and the Landfill Communities Fund. By using landfill tax credits provided by us, they fund community groups and organisations who are undertaking projects to improve community facilities and create new ones, and protect and enhance the environment.
 
The Veolia Environmental Trust was established in 1997 and since then has awarded over £58 million to more than 1,700 community and environmental projects. In 2013, the Trust’s Board awarded a total of £4.7 million to 171 community and environmental projects.
 
In addition to the Veolia Environmental Trust, we also run the North Thames Trust which provides grants for projects surrounding our Essex sites. The North Thames Trust awarded grants to 154 projects during 2013, to the value of £4.6 million.

We have also teamed up with Variety, our charity of the year, as voted for by employees. In 2013, we raised over £30,000 to support Variety’s work in providing practical help, specialist equipment and educational activities for children. This amount was raised in a number of ways, from donating 50p to Variety for every employee survey completed to employee fundraising with treks through the Sahara Desert and a London to Paris bike ride. We have also made it possible for suppliers to donate to Variety by choosing to round up their invoices to the nearest pound and donating the difference if they wish.

Watch a short video about why Variety is our charity of the year
 

£4.7 million awarded by The Veolia Environment Trust

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£30,000 to children’s charity Variety

How the Veolia Environmental Trust is helping

A skate park for all
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Urban spaces with a difference

Skateboarders, BMXers and scooter riders in the Bedfordshire village of Wootton now have a great new cast-concrete skate park, thanks to the Veolia Environmental Trust. Designed with an ‘urban feel’, it is suitable for all to use, from the novice to the professional.
 
The project was led by the Wootton Ramps and Riders, a voluntary group of young enthusiasts and their parents. The group worked with the parish council and the Trust to design the site and make their dream a reality.
Playgrounds of the future
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Sustainable play for the whole community

The Veolia Environmental Trust awarded £23,000 to help build a play area with a difference at Bristol’s popular Trinity Centre.

The centre welcomes all including refugee families, people from black and minority ethnic communities, the long-term unemployed and young people who have been disengaged from mainstream services.

The play area has been a huge success. Made from high-quality, sustainable materials, its unique design inspires and challenges children and young people, combining fun and exercise. This is part of a wider scheme to improve and increase Trinity Centre’s outreach to disadvantaged sectors of the community.