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We are delighted to announce that the Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund is now open for applications. The fund is a joint Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) and Suez initiative to support Greater Manchester’s Community and Voluntary sector.
The fund is supported through profits from the new ‘Renew’ reuse shops. The Renew shops will be opening spring 2021 and will be based at 3 household waste recycling centres:
The shops will sell pre-owned items that have been donated by residents at Household Recycling Centres across Greater Manchester (excluding Wigan).
Now is the time for you to start thinking about how your organisation can help us improve waste and recycling in Greater Manchester.
The fund aims to support projects which prevent, reuse, or recycle household waste, and also reduce contamination, promote sustainable use of waste and resources, and generate wider social benefits for the communities of Greater Manchester. We want to encourage and support innovative projects that are novel and involve a new and untried approach to tackling an issue in the key waste areas. Your project will need to focus on at least one of these areas.
This year we will focus on these priority areas:
Your project will need to focus on one or more of these priority waste streams:
A total of £220,000 will be available this year. There are two funding awards:
Council level award: This award is for projects that will benefit individual council areas within Greater Manchester – Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, and Trafford (this excludes Wigan as they operate separate waste arrangements). A total of £180,000 of funding is available, maximum amount £10,000 per project.
Greater Manchester level award: This award is for projects that cover more than 1 council area or all 9 councils (excluding Wigan). A total of £40,000 of funding is available, maximum amount £20,000 per project.
Applications are welcome from Community and Voluntary Sector organisations such as:
Applying organisations must be based in one or more of the following 9 Greater Manchester council areas; Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, and Trafford (excluding Wigan).
The Community Fund 2021-22 will be open for submission of applications from Thursday 1st April until 31st May 2021.
The maximum amount for a council level award is £10,000.
The maximum amount for a Greater Manchester level award is £20,000.
You can use the funding to cover relevant project outgoings which can be either revenue or capital costs.
The Community Fund is part of the Greater Manchester Environment Fund (GMEF) which is an independent initiative aimed to provide more sustained investment in Greater Manchester’s natural capital. GMEF is a charitable vehicle managed by Lancashire Wildlife Trust (LWT) and independent from the GMCA.
You can download and complete the Community Fund application form now, but you will not be able to submit it for consideration until 1st April 2021.
All applicants should read the Community Fund Guidance notes before they submit their application form.
From 1st April 2021 your completed form should be emailed to the LWT at firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful applicants will be notified by Thursday 15th July 2021.
The funding decisions will be made by a board of representatives from GMCA, SUEZ, and LWT.
The Community Fund will close for applications at 11:59pm on Monday 31st May 2021. Any applications received after this time will not be considered.
If you have any questions, please contact LWT at email@example.com