£110,000 green fund announced for community groups in Knowsley

Published on: Wednesday, 17-February-2016

A share of £110,000 is up for grabs to help make Knowsley a cleaner and greener place.

The funding has been made available for local community and voluntary groups, schools, faith groups and not-for-profit organisations, who can reduce household waste, encourage recycling and resource re-use, and prevent carbon emissions.

The money is coming from the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund 2016/17, which has been running annually since 2006.

The impact of the 2014/15 fund saw 160 full time equivalent jobs created or safeguarded, participation by 322 volunteers, 743 tonnes of waste material diverted from landfill and £74,300 of equivalent landfill costs avoided.

Organisations interested in this year’s Community Fund can download the Expression of Interest Form and Guidance at www.merseysidewda.gov.uk or email the MRWA at: communityfund2016-17@merseysidewda.gov.uk  Tel: 0151 255 2526.

The deadline for submission of expressions of interest is Wednesday, 2nd March 2016