{{ 'About' | translate }} Veolia's Recycling Fund for Communities

{{ 'About' | translate }} Veolia's Recycling Fund for Communities

Have you got a project idea that will help to improve the environment, or support your community to bounce back from the pandemic? Your project could receive a cash boost of up to £2000, as well in kind resources or staff volunteers to help bring your idea to life!

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Tottenham Cafe Connect Goes Outdoors!
Tottenham Cafe Connect Goes Outdoors! joined Veolia's Recycling Fund for Communities1 month ago

With community support, our partners & the Mayor, Tottenham Café Connect’s community hub is now up & running – a welcoming haven used & run by local residents in the heart of a massive regeneration area. We’ve a busy indoor space & an outdoor oven, but now have overwhelming demand for community-run outdoor activities & events: arts and eco crafts, carpentry, arts & eco crafts, camping, dance, music, theatre, comedy and film nights, gardening and food growing. This project will create covered spaces, provide lighting & electrics, containers & storage for bikes, bike maintenance & sports equipment – so the bowling green space can be used all year round as a safe place for people of all ages, abilities & cultures to share ideas & aspirations, be up-skilled & active, and engaging positively in their neighbourhood! Tottenham is becoming more polarised & we’ve lost some beautiful young people to gun and knife crime – through this project we want to bring existing & newer residents together!

Streatham Community Woodland Project
Streatham Community Woodland Project joined Veolia's Recycling Fund for Communities1 month ago

The project sets out increase the wildlife and prevent decline of the woodland from water erosion and trampling. The construction of a wild trial pathway through the woods and fenced habitats areas to allows wildlife to thrive and provide areas of additional interest for all users of the Common. The project’s activities aims to inspire long-term volunteer involvement with the woods and nature reserve , building relationships with people whilst build habitats for wildlife. the groups are a cross section of society. These group would include local primary schools colleges, groups with social difficulties including local homeless charities.

St Raphael's Edible Garden
St Raphael's Edible Garden joined Veolia's Recycling Fund for Communities1 month ago

Two years ago, this site was not the most attractive part of Brent. But some local residents have clubbed together to turn this grey eyesore into a green paradise. We already have a wildlife pond, a stunning tipi and wild flower meadows. But no compost! What's more, there is strong scientific evidence to suggest that green spaces are very beneficial for our mental health. This is why St Raphael's Edible Garden is so important. For everybody. It's fast becoming an attractive and peaceful green space, where local people - young and old - can come and get fresh air, fresh company and grow some fresh food. But none of this will happen without soil, and lots of it (15 tonnes to be precise). Also, our old composter bins are themselves decomposing. We need to fix these up and give them a lick of paint, so we can make our own compost!

Plastic Free Peckham
Plastic Free Peckham joined Veolia's Recycling Fund for Communities1 month ago

Plastic Free Peckham is a community group planning to work with local residents and small business owners to reduce the plastic pollution in our local area, informing and empowering the local community to make more sustainable choices. We propose to educate local business owners about the impact of plastic pollution on local spaces and more globally, and help them to make more informed choices. We also plan to deliver assemblies in schools to raise awareness of these issues and drive behaviour change in young people, and propose to organise monthly community clean up events in the local area as a way of engaging people in this issue and affecting a real change in our local environment. This will create civic pride and boost behaviour change in local communities. We will also lobby the local council whenever possible to encourage more sustainable choices across Southwark.

Make the Masbro Centre run on Sunshine!
Make the Masbro Centre run on Sunshine! joined Veolia's Recycling Fund for Communities1 month ago

The Masbro Centre is a vibrant community centre with over a 1000 visitors each week. In 2018, we began to explore the feasibility of generating our own electricity. After lots of advice & support and from partners, we have now received planning permission to have 64 solar panels installed. As an integral part of the Hammersmith & Fulham Community we are not only committed to reducing our carbon footprint but also to continue to deliver a diverse range of services to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of our community. The money saved by generating our own power this way will be used on community projects that meet the emerging needs of the community we serve. We would launch our new panels with a 'Community Clear Up' day. This would be run in conjunction with the Elders Tea Club, The Community Champions, The Masbro Youth Club and The Children's Centre. We would also invite local schools to take part and host an 'eco tips' pop up information tent on to help spread the word!

Grass Routes Minibus
Grass Routes Minibus joined Veolia's Recycling Fund for Communities1 month ago

To raise funds to buy a minibus which will service the grass routes area In North Woolwhich & Silvertown: A pick up service Monday-Friday from local primary schools for RDLAC’s After School Club, to enable working parents access to full time jobs. A circular bus for the Royal Docks, running mornings and weekends to community hubs, local activities, parks and green spaces, taking parents & older residents to doctor surgeries or Supermarkets, ideally using volunteer drivers Picking up and distributing regular donations for local food banks and community cafes (e.g. Tesco and Lidl through Fairshare, City Harvest, Community Food Enterprise, neighbourly, Newham food bank) Upcyling furniture, local volunteers (from partner organisations e.g. Craftory) picking up unwanted furniture from residents, refurbish the furniture and resell for affordable costs with proceeds going back into charity activities Model Railway club and other local groups taking children or pensioners on trips

Fortune Street Park Community Fun day
Fortune Street Park Community Fun day joined Veolia's Recycling Fund for Communities1 month ago

The group has organised this event for 17 years. We hope people will create their own happy memories and enjoy where they live and show they are thought of and can have a say and be heard in their community. We have always ensured that this event is FREE so it can be inclusive. The group does this by fundraising £6000.  We now know that we have a very established itinerary of fun activities and events that are proven to be very popular and we always get over 500 local people on the day. This year there is a big focus on the environment including: A) pledge tree - invite people to add a leaf to our tree with a challenge on that they will do to help the environment. B) seed planting - seed will be for salad / vegetables, ideally ones suited for windowsill growing. C) make your own plant pot - making pots by recycling single use plastics (e.g. milk bottles).

East Dulwich Plastics Campaign
East Dulwich Plastics Campaign joined Veolia's Recycling Fund for Communities1 month ago

Working within the community to promote the issue of plastic pollution and drive behaviour change. From straight-forward awareness driving - speaking at schools, talking to businesses about changing plastic use within their business and supply chains to organising events (eg. street cleans and films nights) where individuals can show support and take direct action and engaging councillors to drive change within local government.

East Dulwich Plastics Campaign 2019/20
East Dulwich Plastics Campaign 2019/20 joined Veolia's Recycling Fund for Communities1 month ago

Working within the community to promote the issue of plastic pollution and drive behaviour change. From straight-forward awareness driving - speaking at schools, talking to businesses about changing plastic use within their business and supply chains to organising events (eg. street cleans and films nights) where individuals can show support and take direct action and engaging councillors to drive change within local government.

Cricklewood Library
Cricklewood Library joined Veolia's Recycling Fund for Communities1 month ago

We need to fit out 2,000ft2 of raw space to provide a modern multipurpose library, in an area with no other free facility open to all. The library will have room to host workshops, facilities for homework clubs, craft groups, and activities including ESOL, lifelong learning, dance, music, yoga and skills building, as well as a small cafe. This is a rapidly growing corner of Brent, with a widely diverse population. The library will bring people together, build links, reduce social isolation and give people access to learning, develop skills and work opportunities. This is an opportunity to create a cultural destination, attracting people to the area, promoting access through the cycle quietway, and drawing in people who visit Gladstone Park for sport and leisure. It could revitalise the area, and bring a sense of pride to local people.