Make an Application to the Community Fund

UPDATE: Applications for the 2021-2022 Fund have now ended. You can read about the successful recipients here.


The Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund 2021 – 2022 launched on Monday 8th February.

  • This year’s Fund is investing £165,0000 into projects across the Liverpool City Region. Successful applicants can be awarded up to £30,000 for schemes which operate across all six districts in Merseyside and Halton, and between £1,000 and £8,000 for projects which work solely at one local authority level.
  • Bids must tackle one or more of the four priority household waste materials which have been identified by MRWA as key, namely Food, Plastics, Textiles and Furniture. An analysis of waste in the region highlighted that a greater amount of these materials could be re-used or recycled. Projects can also include other household waste materials, for example paper, card, metals.

The deadline for submissions is 11.59pm on Sunday 14th March. If groups aren’t sure whether their project is appropriate for consideration then they can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) via email to MRWA before Sunday 21st February. Successful projects should receive the funding by mid May 2021 and will have ten months to deliver their schemes by 31st March 2022.