COMMUNITY FUND NEWS 2013 – 2014
The Community Fund is about investing in great ideas from the community which have the potential to ultimately save us money by cutting landfill cost – but that’s just part of it.
The work that’s being funding will benefit whole communities by providing training opportunities, making environmental improvements, supporting isolated or vulnerable people and helping households struggling on low income. The 16 projects represent a real range of great ideas and show just how creative people can be when it comes to thinking of new ways of encouraging people to change their waste disposal habits.
Community Fund Update electronic newsletter – January 2014
News from our 2013-2014 Community Fund Projects:
Swap shops for new Birkenhead parents to cut costs and waste – New parents in Birkenhead have got a helping hand after the region’s recycling and waste authority backed a scheme to create swap shops where they can exchange old toys and baby clothes. More: https://www.merseysidewda.gov.uk/2013/12/swap-shops-for-new-birkenhead-parents-to-cut-costs-and-waste/
Farm ploughs community grant into “hot” recycling initiative – A community farm on the Liverpool/Knowsley border has won an £18,750 grant to deliver a range of activities to provide training opportunities, boost recycling rates and cut food waste with local schools and residents. More: https://www.merseysidewda.gov.uk/2013/12/farm-ploughs-community-grant-into-hot-recycling-initiative/
Free uniform scheme ‘Wirral Fuss’ given cash boost to help more families – A FREE uniform scheme in Wirral has been given a cash boost to reach out and help more families. The recycling scheme called Wirral Fuss (Free Uniforms for Schools) was set up two years ago by Sheila Fowler to help kit out children for free and lessen the cost to families. Now the group have been awarded £1,850 from Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority’s community fund. More: https://www.merseysidewda.gov.uk/2013/12/free-uniform-scheme-wirral-fuss-given-cash-boost-to-help-more-families/
Charity shop launches to restore Wirral meals on wheels – A new charity set up to provide meals on wheels services for elderly Wirral residents has won a boost from the region’s waste authority. More: https://www.merseysidewda.gov.uk/2013/12/charity-shop-launches-to-restore-wirral-meals-on-wheels/
Fashion initiative wins funding to recycle Halton’s unwanted clothes – A fashion project in Halton has been awarded funding you may want to include the amount of funding awarded to help local people recycle and reuse their unwanted clothes. More: https://www.merseysidewda.gov.uk/2013/12/fashion-initiative-wins-funding-to-recycle-haltons-unwanted-clothes/
Eco resource network launches waste action pilot for local schools – Schools from across the City Region are invited to join the School Waste Action Programme to Rethink, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle their waste. More: https://www.merseysidewda.gov.uk/2013/12/eco-resource-network-launches-waste-action-pilot-for-local-schools/
Wirral project wins grant to stop unwanted furniture going to landfill – A project to recycle unwanted furniture by providing training opportunities for the unemployed has won backing from the region’s waste authority. More: https://www.merseysidewda.gov.uk/2013/12/wirral-project-wins-grant/