Veolia's Sustainability Fund;
transforming local communities and environments.
Applications for the Sustainability Fund 2023 are now closed.
Thank you to all the wonderful projects who applied this year! We'll be in touch with you all soon once we've reviewed all your brilliant projects.
If you have a project idea that will help transform your local community or environment, stay tuned for when we launch again in 2024!
In 2022 Veolia’s Sustainability Fund received over 150 applications from up and down the country, of which 96 projects were successfully awarded funding.
These projects include:
- Incident Control Unit Green Power: funding was awarded to the Buckinghamshire Lowland Search and Rescue team of volunteers who are not only saving lives but saving the planet, mounting solar panels on their refurbished Incident Control Vehicle.
- CauliBOX is trialing the use of reusable food and drink packaging to eliminate waste from the catering industry, working towards a closed loop system.
- Warm Cafe is an initiative from Southend-on-Sea that saves food waste from local supermarkets and offers it to the local community, providing them with warm food and shelter during the cold winter months.
- Recycled Robots work with the children of Kingston to transform waste into moving robots, encouraging creativity in the environmentalists of the future.
- Brundall Community River Watch, led by the Brundall Men’s Shed in Broadland, will see that the River Yare is kept clean through regular litter picks, to save the river from pollution and contribute to their local community.
The Sustainability Fund will provide cash sponsorship, in-kind resources or staff volunteers to support not-for-profit organisations and community groups to transform their local community or environment.
A successful project will provide evidence of one or more of the following:
- Enhancing biodiversity
- Promoting sustainable waste behaviours (reduce, reuse and/or recycle)
- Protecting or preserving resources and the environment
- Its use of recycled, reused or reclaimed materials
Veolia’s team looks favourably on projects that have considered the long-term or ongoing benefits for the community and will consider all projects based on merit.
Larger projects that require more funding are sometimes considered.
Any not-for-profit organisation, community group or individuals can apply to the Sustainability Fund.
Got a fantastic idea to improve your local community or transform your local environment? If you tick our criteria, we’d love to hear from you!
We consider applications from projects where we work with the Local Authority.
To find out if we work in your area see here
Brighton & Hove
City of London (Postcodes starting in EC1, EC2, EC3 and EC4 only)
Folkestone & Hythe
Hammersmith & Fulham
Applications for 2023 are now closed but come back next year!
APPLY VIA SPACEHIVE
If you want to unlock more funds from Veolia and members of your community for a bigger project, upload your plans to the crowdfunding platform, Spacehive and pitch to the Fund!