The Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Fund, run by Veolia (Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste contractor), is a community fund designed to support projects that inspire people to think differently about waste and resources.
The fund is open to not-for-profit community groups, schools and charities based in the county of Nottinghamshire (excluding the city of Nottingham) and grants of up to £1,000 for projects which help Nottinghamshire to Reduce, Reuse or Recycle waste are available.
Funding can be granted for a variety of projects and activities including physical or online workshops, social media campaign support, practical equipment, education activities and awareness raising.
This can be anything from swap shop events to repair workshops, community gardens (which make use of reused, reclaimed, or recycled materials), to food growing, food waste reduction initiatives and composting schemes. Campaigns to promote reducing, reusing or recycling can also be included, and those which address contamination (the wrong things being put in the recycling bin).
These projects could be at home, school, place of work, online or at a local event. We are looking for creative and innovative ideas which inspire. From arts projects to recycling bins, the potentials are endless!
We know how much interest there is amongst Nottinghamshire residents when it comes to doing the right thing with regards to waste and I would encourage schools, community groups and charities to think about submitting an application for the fund.
Could you benefit from a grant?
Applications are considered annually the next deadline is the 28th September 2020, the grant information leaflet, application form, terms and conditions and examples of past projects can all be found here. Please call 0203 567 4391 or email [email protected] for further information.