The Southwark EnviroGrant scheme has now reopened for its fifth year.
Established by Veolia – recycling and waste partners of Southwark Council – the scheme has been designed to support projects that enrich the local environment.
Community organisations, resident groups and schools in Southwark can apply for up to £1,000 to put towards their project along with the voluntary assistance of Veolia employees who can be on hand to build, clean, paint or plant as needed.
So far the Southwark EnviroGrant scheme has helped over 20 community projects in the borough and awarded over £13,000 to enable these schemes to happen. In 2015 we are particularly looking for applications with a strong ‘3R’s’ theme – for example events and projects that:
Reduce the amount of waste produced, such as cooking demos to encourage use of leftovers or community composting schemes
Reuse more of the things we throw away, such as ‘Give or Take’ days Swap Shops; Swishing or community garden makeovers that reuse materials for containers or furnishings
Recycle and reuse more materials – such as community clear out days or neighbourhood recycling champion schemes
Organisations or groups can apply for EnviroGrant funding by downloading an application online. The deadline for entries is 30 April 2015; for more information please visit:
t: +44 (0)20 3567 2622
Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility, 43 Devon Street, London. SE15 1AL