Community groups can apply for up to £1000 for projects that benefit the community or the environment. Sports groups can apply for up to £500 to be used to provide long-term benefit to the club and opportunities for the wider community.
Both the Sports Grant and EnviroGrant funding are part of the added value initiative which was secured by Telford & Wrekin Council through the Waste Service Contracts with Veolia. In the last three years over 50 groups have benefitted from the funding including Halesfield Day Nursery, Friends of Dothill Nature Reserve and Wellington Amateurs under 13s.
Robert Fox, Deputy Head of Donnington Wood Junior School, who also received a grant said, “The grant enabled us to make our gardening project happen – allowing families and the school to come together to learn and grow produce.”
Ruth Jones, Communications Officer for Veolia, said, “We are encouraging groups to apply as soon as possible - the deadline for entries is 31st January. The application form is relatively straightforward, so is accessible to even small organisations.
For more information please contact Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07824 545597