NEW Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund
Applications now open until 31st May 2021
Do you have an idea to help your community recycle, reduce or reuse? Apply for a grant of between £200 and £20,000 to get your green plans off the ground. The fund is a joint Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) and Suez initiative to support Greater Manchester’s Community and Voluntary sector.
Full details are available HERE
Do you have an idea for a project?
Now is the time for you to start thinking about how your organisation can help us improve waste and recycling in Greater Manchester.
The fund aims to support projects which prevent, reuse, or recycle household waste, and also reduce contamination, promote sustainable use of waste and resources, and generate wider social benefits for the communities of Greater Manchester. We want to encourage and support innovative projects that are novel and involve a new and untried approach to tackling an issue in the key waste areas. Your project will need to focus on at least one of these areas.
This year we will focus on these priority areas:
- waste prevention
- increasing recycling
- reuse of household waste
- reducing contamination
Your project will need to focus on one or more of these priority waste streams:
- Food waste
- Paper and card
- Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
When can I apply?
The Community Fund 2021-22 will be open for submission of applications from Thursday 1st April until 31st May 2021.
Who can apply?
Applications are welcome from Community and Voluntary Sector organisations such as:
- Registered Charity (charity number must be provided)
- Not-for-profit organisation (defined as a registered legal entity that does not make a private profit for directors, members, or shareholders)
- Community, Neighbourhood or Voluntary Group
- Faith group delivering community work
- School, College or University
A walk-through application video from Greater Manchester Environment Fund can be found below.
The fund is supported through profits from the new ‘Renew’ reuse shops. The Renew shops will be opening spring 2021 and will be based at 3 household waste recycling centres:
- Woodhouse Lane, Trafford
- Boysnope Wharf in Salford
- Arkwright St, Oldham
The shops will sell pre-owned items that have been donated by residents at Household Recycling Centres across Greater Manchester (excluding Wigan).