Community groups funded to the tune of £115,000
Twelve local community groups have received a funding boost from Merseyside Recycling and Waste authority (MRWA) and Veolia.
The financial support will see the groups help reduce household waste, encourage recycling and resource re-use, prevent carbon emissions and ultimately help make the region a cleaner and greener place.
The £115,000 is coming from the MRWA and Veolia Community Fund 2017/18, which has been running annually since 2006. Some of the projects funded include:
- creating a sensory learning garden from re-used materials in St Helens
- the development of a shop in Wirral to sell used clothes
- the repair and re-use of unused furniture for redistribution to the local community in Halton
- cookery skills clubs to help reduce food waste across Merseyside and Halton
- bicycle repair and re-use in Knowsley
- timber waste re-use at a local community farm in Liverpool
- improving online retail skills for a charity shop in Sefton.
Successful applicants have been awarded up to £25,000 for schemes which operate across Merseyside and Halton, and up to £8,000 for projects which work solely at local authority level.
One funding recipient is Neighbourhood Services Company Ltd whose Home Farm at Croxteth Park (pictured above) has received £18,408. NSC Manager Lisa Jennions said: “The ongoing support from MRWA is invaluable in enabling us to deliver recycling and reuse activities at Home Farm. It’s great to see new life breathed into what was previously ‘waste’ wood.”
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