Halton groups encouraged to bid for imaginative recycling projects

Halton community groups invited to suggest ideas for reducing household waste

Halton community groups invited to suggest ideas for reducing household waste

First published in Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

THE deadline for applications to a £110,000 waste prevention community fund is just one week away.

Halton groups are encouraged to enter.

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and its contractor Veolia are behind the Community Fund which looks to find the best ideas for reducing, reusing and recycling household waste across Merseyside and Halton.

The £110,000 is to be split, with £40,000 made available for up to three region wide projects, with a maximum award of £20,000 for any one project. The remaining funding will be awarded at individual district level for up to £10,000 per project.

MRWA chief executive Carl Beer said: “We’re giving the right projects a real opportunity to succeed and make a big difference to the volumes of waste that we currently have to send to landfill.”

The closing date for applications is Friday, June 13, 2014.

Community and Voluntary Sector groups, not for profit social enterprises and schools in Merseyside and Halton can apply for the Community Funding. Applicants must satisfy a list of ten criteria – including engaging residents, promoting economic growth and permanently changing consumer waste habits.

More information and application forms can be obtained from merseysidewda.gov.uk or by calling 0151 255 2577 or by e-mailing communityfund2014-15@merseysidewda.gov.uk.

The authority plans to select successful projects by mid-August 2013.

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