SUEZ recycling and recovery UK has launched a new £20,000 community fund for environmental projects in Doncaster. Local organisations will be able to apply to the new Doncaster Environment Fund for projects that improve the local natural environment, reduce waste and increase recycling.
SUEZ – who are employed by Doncaster Council to collect and process the borough’s recyclable material – also collects textiles and small electrical items to be recycled. Revenue generated from the recycling of these items has been set aside for the new Doncaster Environment Fund.
Community groups, clubs and schools will be able to apply to either the Smaller Projects Fund (for awards of up to £2,000) or the Larger Projects Fund (for awards of up to £5,000). Applicants will then have until 5pm on Friday 07 June 2019 to submit an application. Applications will then be verified and carefully reviewed by a panel made up representatives of SUEZ, Doncaster Council and the Doncaster Free Press.
SUEZ’s Contract Manager, Victoria Crabtree, said: “We are really excited to launch the SUEZ Doncaster Environment Fund. The Fund is a great way to support positive environmental projects in the local area, whether that be through supporting a school vegetable plot, sponsoring the restoration of a local park or helping to set up a new recycling initiative.”
Cllr Chris McGuinness from Doncaster Council said: “I am delighted that this funding is available for people to improve their local environment and this comes at a time when people are increasingly joining together to make a difference in their neighbourhoods. I would encourage people who have a project or a scheme in mind, to apply, particularly if it is something that benefits the wider community in reducing waste and increasing recycling.”