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£115,000 waste prevention fund announced to help community groups

A share of £115,000 is up for grabs to help make the Liverpool City Region a cleaner and greener place.

The funding has been made available for community and voluntary groups, schools, faith groups and not-for-profit organisations in Sefton, who 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.

The money is coming from the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund 2019/20, which has been running annually since 2006.

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.

Interested groups should complete and submit a Stage One form with MRWA. If applicants are shortlisted then they will be asked to fill in a more detailed Stage Two entry. Successful projects will receive the funding in April 2019 and will have twelve months to deliver their schemes.

Organisations interested in this year’s Community Fund can either

  • Download the Stage One application form and Guidance at www.merseysidewda.gov.uk
  • Contact the Authority by Email: communityfund2019/2020@merseysidewda.gov.uk / Tel: 0151 255 1444

The deadline for stage one application submissions is set as Friday January 4, 2019 at 11.59pm.