Telford and Wrekin - £21k boost for local communities

Over £21,000 is being given to 30 community groups in Telford and Wrekin

The EnviroGrant and Sports Funding, run by recycling contractor Veolia in conjunction with Telford & Wrekin Council, are giving £7,500 to local projects as part of the added value through the Waste Services Contract.

Telford & Wrekin Council will give an additional £14,000 of unallocated Pride in Our Community funds to a variety of local community groups this week.

Steve Mitchell, Veolia Area Director, said, “We’re delighted to support local groups through these grants. EnviroGrant is just one of the ways Veolia helps the local community as part of the added value we provide in the borough. The EnviroGrant scheme alone has given more than £45,000, since it we began working in partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council in 2014.”

The successful organisations attended a celebratory event at the Park Lane Centre Woodside to receive their funding. Projects to benefit include an eco garden, youth running sessions and activities for isolated groups.