05/09/2022 - Permalink

£15,000 of funding now available to community groups across the county

Related topics: Climate change / environment / Community / Partner organisations

Veolia UK and Shropshire Council have teamed up to offer £15,000 in funding to the county’s local community groups and clubs.

The first ever EnviroGrant scheme in Shropshire enables clubs or groups to apply for up to £1,000 in funding for projects that benefit the local community or environment. The funding project is one of the many ways that Shropshire Council’s waste contract with Veolia goes to benefit the local community.

Steve Mitchell, Regional Director for Veolia, said:-

“We are thrilled to launch our very first EnviroGrant scheme in Shropshire and offer some funding and support to groups and clubs across the county. We all know how much we rely on those in our communities and we are looking forward to receiving applications and supporting some fantastic projects.“

Ian Nellins, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for waste management, said:-

“We’re delighted to be working with Veolia to help provide this funding to local groups. This is a really good example of how the council works with our partners to benefit the local community and I encourage all eligible groups to apply.”

The EnviroGrant scheme is aimed at groups who are looking to improve areas, from planting wildflowers to clearing paths to enable access. Whether you are doing a project that focuses on reuse and recycling, or a local school looking at developing a forest school, they want to hear from you.

The scheme opens for applications today (Monday 5 September 2022) and closes on Monday 31 October 2022. To apply just visit www.veolia.co.uk/shropshire  If you need any help with your application please contact Angela James, Veolia’s engagement officer, at angela.james@veolia.com