Small community grants set to make a difference


Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company, has launched a new grant scheme called EnviroGrant, which offers
up to £1,000 in funding to local groups, as part of the company’s partnership with Staffordshire County Council.
 
The EnviroGrant Scheme is a community fund that not-for-profit community groups based in Staffordshire can apply to gain up to £1,000 for projects that improve their local environment or improve the quality of life for their local community.
 
Speaking at the launch, Steve Mitchell, Regional Director, Midlands West,  for Veolia said: “We want this scheme to make a real difference to local groups and communities who need additional funding. For example, it could be a local allotment group that needs £500 for a new lawn mower or a parent and toddler group that needs £250 to brighten up their play area. We would encourage all groups to apply, no matter how small the request is.”
 
Staffordshire County Councillor Gill Heath, Cabinet Member for Communities and the Environment, said: “The EnviroGrant Scheme will provide a welcomed boost to community groups across Staffordshire and could help to kick-start a range of projects. We’re pleased that Veolia, who the county council works closely with, is backing Staffordshire communities and I’d urge groups to get in touch and make their applications.” 
 
Grants will be awarded twice a year and the first round of funding is open until the end of April 2017 with grants being awarded in June. Here’s how to apply:
 
  1. Download an information leaflet and application form from www.veolia.co.uk/staffordshire
  2. Alternatively, telephone 0203 567 6300 for further information and to request an application form and leaflet
  3. Applications should be returned by the end of April 2017 to Staffordshire Energy Recovery Facility, Enterprise Drive, Four Ashes, Wolverhampton WV10 7DF

 
All applications will be considered on their individual merit.