Nottinghamshire: Celebrating six years of the EnviroGrant

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Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste management contractor Veolia have announced that the popular community environmental fund, the Nottinghamshire EnviroGrant, has reached its sixth anniversary.

Since the scheme began in 2010, thousands of pounds have been allocated to community and environmental projects throughout Nottinghamshire.

The EnviroGrant scheme has given a helping hand to a wide range of grassroots community, voluntary and school projects, from providing outside classrooms, supporting forest schools, enabling recyclable material and upcycling workshops to take place.

The grant has also provided recycling bins at a youth centres to assisting the creation of numerous school gardens and biodiversity projects.

Julie Adams, Veolia’s Nottinghamshire contract performance manager, said: “Our EnviroGrant scheme has been a great success over the years, and we’re proud of the help we’ve given to some very worthy projects.

“Quite often, community groups don’t have the resources or time to complete complicated applications for big grants.

“Generally they only need a few hundred pounds to make a real difference to their members and communities, so the EnviroGrant was created with them in mind.”

The Nottinghamshire EnviroGrant Scheme is a community fund to which not-for-profit community groups based in the county of Nottinghamshire can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects which improve their local environment.

Projects with an environmental and green focus are prioritised, however all applications are considered on their individual merit.

The next quarterly application deadline is Friday 20th May 2016.

The grant information leaflet and application form can be downloaded from www.veolia.co.uk/nottinghamshire/envirogrant or posted out if preferred. Call 0203 567 4392 oemail nottsenquiries@veolia.co.uk or visit visit www.veolia.co.uk/nottinghamshire for more information.