Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) has launched a new £60,000 community waste fund to support recycling and reuse projects in Greater Manchester.
The community and voluntary sector will benefit from the fund which will help to set up projects to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. The fund will encourage and empower local community groups and charities to become involved in shaping and delivering much needed initiatives in their community, to ultimately help local people and the environment.
The organisation is seeking innovative ideas from the community waste sector to encourage communities to do more to reduce their waste.
Councillor Swannick, Chair of GMWDA commenting on the Fund said: “GMWDA is delighted to be able to support local charitable organisations and community groups in this way, which will ultimately help reduce waste to landfill and help towards GMWDA’s aim of ‘zero waste’.”
The fund is a chance for communities to innovate and lead, and to find opportunities instead of problems. A judging panel has been set up to evaluate the applications and the successful projects will be selected in December. For more information and to fill in an expression of interest form, then please visit www.gmwda.gov.uk or email CommunityWasteFund@gmwda.gov.uk