Recycling Fund for Communities

Veolia's recycling fund for communities
Do you have a project that inspires people to do the right thing with their waste?
You could receive a cash boost of up to £2000, in kind resources or staff volunteers to help bring your idea to life!

To be eligible, your project must demonstrate one of the following:
  • It's use of recycled, reused or reclaimed materials
  • The ability to protect and preserve resources or enhance local environments
Double your money
Our standard pledge is a maximum of £1000. However, for 2018 we are offering to double our pledge to a maximum of £2000 for projects with a positive focus on plastic waste!
We want to help small projects make a big difference to their local communities. If you think your project could inspire your neighbours to increase the amount of waste they reuse and recycle, we want to hear from you.
There are two ways to apply
If yours is a small project requiring the maximum pledge amount or less. You can apply directly here.

If you need more than our maximum pledge and/or would like to attract the support of your community, you can set up your project on Spacehive and start crowdfunding today!
It’s easy to join the crowdfunding community
Step 1: Upload your project here.
Step 2: Search Veolia's Recycling Fund for Communities and send us your pitch
You don’t need to be an officially constituted group or organisation to apply to our fund. Show us a great idea and how you plan to get there and we’ll consider all applications over the 2018 summer.
Veolia's Recycling Fund Launch 2018 event - Tuesday 5 June 2018
This World Environment Day, Veolia is inviting community, school and university groups to visit its London Southwark Recycling Facility, where they can see what happens to plastics and other recycables after collection, learn more about the Recycling Fund for Communities and talk to Veolia's team about getting their projects funded.
Anyone in London or Watford seeking funding for projects that help protect the environment are eligible to attend but places are limited. Find out more about the event and register your attendance here.

More information
View our video, read on about projects which have benefitted from the fund and see the full fund details below.


£750  donated to St Raphels Edible Garden
This Project turned a run-down fly tipping site into an edible garden, helping to prevent further flytipping in the area.

£960 donated to Dukes' Gardens
This project encouraged the community to build backyard gardens from recycled items such as such as pallets, plastic bottles and tyres, rather than paving their outdoor areas.

£960 donated to Letter-free Home with Creative Recycling
This project facilitated community clean-ups of green spaces. Household waste collected from the clean-ups were upcycled into creative craft items through a series of community workshops.

£540 donated for a Community Give and Take Event
This projects encouraged the community to recycle, reuse and swap unwanted household items, by organising a dedicated ‘give and take’ community event.

£1000 donated to Recycle, Repair and Renew
This project educated the community on the importance of recycling via discussions, presentations and tours of recycling facilities. The project also taught members how to repair and renew old items of clothing via sewing lessons.

Full fund details

Acknowledgement of Veolia and the funding award must be made on all promotional materials associated with the project. We will provide logos electronimally for this purpose. 

A member of staff from Veolia must be allowed to visit the projects or to see the project activities as reasonably requested. 

We welcome applications from projects accross london but priority will be given to those based in the areas where we work with the Local Authority to deliver household recycling and waste services. These include the following boroughs:

Tower Hamlets