The Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund is a joint Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) and SUEZ initiative for projects that help to reduce household waste in the City region. Like so many things throughout the past year, lots of environmental projects, plans and ideas had to be put on hold, but as the country gradually emerges from lockdown now is the time to get going and put them into action. The R4GM Community Fund can provide projects with a financial boost to do just this. In particular, innovative projects that are novel and involve a new and untried approach to tackling an issue in the key waste areas of waste prevention, increasing recycling, reuse of household waste, and reducing contamination, are welcomed.
The £220,000 R4GM Community Fund has already generated a lot of interest and several applications are being considered. To be eligible for the scheme, projects should contribute towards preventing, reusing, or recycling household waste, promoting the sustainable use of waste and resources and generating wider social benefits for the community of Greater Manchester. There are two funding awards available – projects could receive up to £10,000 from Council level awards, or up to £20,000 from Greater Manchester level awards for projects that cover more than one council area.