The purpose of the fund is to support non-profit organisations, community groups or individuals that help transform their local community through enhancing biodiversity, promoting sustainable waste behaviours, protecting or preserving resources and the environment, or using recycled, reused or reclaimed materials. The fund will support inspirational ideas that aim to make a positive change towards their local communities.
The sustainability fund is delivered and distributed by Veolia as part of the council’s waste contract.
Each project can apply for up to £1000 funding, although larger projects that require more funding can be considered.
Apply for funding
Projects can apply at www.veolia.co.uk/sustainability-fund until 29 September 2023.
Recent projects that received funding include.
Crofton Infant School food waste composting. Provided the school with composting equipment to educate pupils about reducing food waste and produces compost for other school projects.
St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School bird sanctuary. Bird boxes with fitted cameras funded to provide education about the lifecycle of birds and their environment.
PALS (Pettswoodians Against Litter). Provided the group with litter pickers for their monthly litter-picking events, which is open to grown-ups and children alike and benefits the local community