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Charities in York and North Yorkshire Urged to Apply for Recycling Grants


4:29pm 19th June 2013

Charities and community groups across York and North Yorkshire are being urged to apply for grants to fund projects that will help prevent reusable goods ending up in landfill.

The York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership’s Community Reuse Fund provides support to existing community re-use projects or to new projects that will prevent waste.

Projects funded so far have been diverse, including collection, refurbishing and re-use of items like furniture, textiles or other household items. Other projects have provided people with the skills or information they need to reuse things, through workshops or locally organised community events.

"Re-use is a priority for York and North Yorkshire”, said Councillor Chris Metcalfe, North Yorkshire County Council’s Executive Member for waste management.  “We want to encourage charities and community groups to get involved and this funding enables organisations to make a real difference in their area.  It also plays an important part in reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill.”

The maximum grant available is £5,000 and applicants will be expected to raise at least 25 per cent match funding in cash towards project costs.

The application deadline for the fund is Friday 9 August 2013.Organisations interested in applying for a grant from the community reuse fund can download guidance and application forms from the ‘funding’ pages of www.letstalklessrubbish.com or contact the development and outreach team at North Yorkshire County Council on 01609 532512.  Anyone wishing to discuss a project idea should contact Richard Horridge or Emily Reid on 01609 532512.

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