Local Nottinghamshire groups awarded Veolia EnviroGrant funding because of their Reduce, Reuse and Recycle commitment
Six Nottinghamshire groups have been awarded grants through the updated Nottinghamshire EnviroGrant scheme - the Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Fund run by Veolia, (Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste contractor).
Designed to support projects that inspire people to think differently about waste and resources, the Fund offers grants to groups, schools and charities who are committed to helping Nottinghamshire to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
The projects which have received funding through the most recent awards are:
Alderman White School (Broxtowe). Awarded £398.00 to fund recycling bins in the canteen and recycling boxes in all classrooms to be used for paper, plastic bottles etc. Each form in the school has nominated an ‘Eco Rep who is responsible for emptying the recycling each week and raising awareness to their peers on recycling.
Allsorts Preschool (Underwood, Ashfield). Awarded £400.00 for the purchase of composting equipment, and children’s gardening equipment. Allsorts Preschool is based at Underwood Community Centre providing affordable community based childcare for 2-5 year olds.
Collingham Men in Sheds (Newark and Sherwood). Awarded £500.00 to purchase a large bandsaw to enable them to recycle wood materials and create new products. Collingham Men-in-Sheds was founded to help men who may be experiencing life changes such as redundancy or retirement, providing a place to socialise with other men and make or repair objects, learning new skills and building confidence.
Healdswood Infant School (Ashfield). Awarded £600.00 towards equipment for the development of their Forest Schools area. The equipment includes a large composter, children’s gardening tools and a greenhouse, which will be built using recycled bottles to provide a large reminder of what you can do with recycled items.
Oaktree Conservation Group (Mansfield). Awarded £298.00 to purchase clothing, boots and gloves to ensure the group can continue with litter picking on the Oaktree Heath and surrounding area, keeping a good environment for wildlife and the many people who visit the heath.
The Furniture Project (Newark and Sherwood). Awarded £1,000.00 towards the cost of purchasing a new vehicle which will enable the Furniture Project to offer more free collections of furniture and household items for people in need or facing hardship. Any excess stock is sold at affordable rates to members of the public, so reducing the volume of furniture being sent to landfill.
Funding through the Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Fund can be granted for a variety of projects and activities including workshops, practical equipment, education and awareness raising. It is for projects that encourage people to think about their waste as a resource.
If you have an idea or are already running a project that helps to inspire others to be thoughtful about waste, the grant could help you get equipment or resources. The next application deadline is Thursday, 18 July 2019. Apply online at:www.veolia.co.uk/nottinghamshire/envirogrant