Funding: Southwark EnviroGrants
The Southwark EnviroGrant scheme is open again ready to receive applications for community projects who need funding and support. This will be the second year that the scheme, established by Veolia Environmental Services the recycling and waste partners of Southwark Council, will be offering funding opportunities. Each community project can apply for up to £1000 from the EnviroGrant scheme. Applicants can also apply for the support of Veolia volunteers, to help with labour, thanks to Veolia’s staff volunteering scheme, which allows every employee half a day per year to spend on a volunteering opportunity of their choosing. The Application deadline is 31 March 2012, with decisions and awarded funds being allocated in June/July 2012. In 2010/11 the scheme was able to fund seven community projects including: Delawyk Crescent where the residents and Veolia employees built a chicken coop which will ensure that the local residents have free range eggs for many years to come; whereas at John Donne Primary school, both Veolia’s Southwark and Lambeth contracts joined forces to help build a greenhouse from plastic bottles, landscape an eco green area for the pupils of the school plus provide money to fund an eco den activity shed. If you are a part of a community based project and you would like to apply for a grant to support your project, applications can be found at www.veolia.co.uk/southwark. The closing date for applicants is 31 March 2012.