Up to £1000 EnviroGrant fund available

The Southwark EnviroGrant scheme relaunches for its sixth year, offering community groups and schools the opportunity to be awarded up to £1000 for environmental projects that enrich the local area. Projects that help to reduce, reuse and recycle waste are particularly welcomed.

Established by Veolia, Southwark Council’s recycling and waste partner, the scheme has been designed to support communities with projects that benefit the local area. The voluntary assistance of Veolia employees can also be requested for any cleaning, building, painting, planting or other general tasks required in projects.

So far over £17,000 has been awarded, benefiting 34 community projects in the borough. In 2015, projects included an environmental film screening (pictured), community gardening and composting, plastic bottle greenhouses, give and take days and more.

Fabrice Bouchon, General Manager for Veolia Southwark said: “Last year saw some fantastic community projects which we were delighted to support with funding and volunteering, so we once again encourage all groups to apply, no matter how small the request is.”

If you’re part of a community project in Southwark and you’d like to apply for funding to support your plans, further information and an application form can be found at www.veolia.co.uk/southwark

The deadline for entries is 30 April 2016. Best of luck.