The £115,000 Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund for 2018/19 is now open.
The funding has been made available for Merseyside and Halton community and voluntary groups, schools, faith groups and not-for-profit organisations that can reduce household waste, encourage recycling and resource re-use and prevent carbon emissions. The projects will also have to demonstrate wider positive impacts on the environment, health and education.
Successful applicants can be awarded up to £25,000 for schemes which operate across all six districts in Merseyside and Halton, and £8,000 for projects which work solely at one local authority level.
This year bids must tackle one or more of the four priority household waste materials which have been identified by MRWA as key: food, plastics, textiles and furniture. An analysis of waste in Merseyside and Halton in 2016 highlighted that a greater amount of these materials could be re-used or recycled. Projects can also include other household waste materials, for example paper, card and metals.
Interested groups should complete and submit an Expression of Interest with MRWA. If applicants are shortlisted then they will be asked to fill in a more detailed Community Fund entry.
Projects will have ten months to deliver their schemes and will be expected to get started by June 2018.
Organisations interested in this year’s Community Fund can:
Deadline for expression of interest: Wednesday 28 February 2018
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 0151 255 1444.