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Published on Monday, 22nd January 2018 in Recycling - information and advice news

The deadline for local community groups to apply for funding to help with environmental projects has been extended to February 16 2018.

This is to give more people a chance to benefit from the special fund which has helped with a range of schemes including an allotment group for people with learning disabilities, cookery sessions for children in foster care, and a volunteer horticulture training programme to help the unemployed back into work.

The Renewi (formerly Shanks) Corporate Social Responsibility Fund supports communities surrounding the BDR Waste Partnership’s award-winning waste treatment facility at Manvers, helping up to four local projects a year through volunteer time and/or money.

Eligible schemes can apply for up to £3,000 a year if they are within 3.5km (as the crow flies) of the Manvers facility, and up to £1,000 a year if they are further away but still within Barnsley, Doncaster or Rotherham council areas.

Renewi Community Education Liaison Officer, Abi Cox, said: “We aim to be a good neighbour and make a positive contribution to the local community.  In addition to making more from waste, we want to help improve the communities we serve more broadly and we hope that initiatives we support will contribute to making them healthier and happier places to live.”

Applications from local groups, including schools, should be in by Friday 16 February. Application forms are available on the BDR Waste Partnership website.

Find out more at the BDR website

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