The Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund (2021 to 2022) is a joint Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) and Suez initiative to support Greater Manchester Community and Voluntary sector groups to deliver projects that help to reduce household waste in Greater Manchester. The fund aims to support projects which prevent, reuse, or recycle household waste, and also reduce contamination, promote sustainable use of waste and resources, and generate wider social benefits for the communities of Greater Manchester.
There are two funding awards available:
Applications are welcome from Community and Voluntary Sector organisations such as:
The fund is supported through profits from the new ‘Renew’ reuse shops. The Renew Shops will be opening in the Spring 2021 and will be based at three household waste recycling centres:
The shops will sell pre-owned household items that have been donated by residents at household recycling centres across Greater Manchester (excluding Wigan).
The Community Fund 2021 to 2022 will be open for submission of applications from: Thursday 1 April until 31 May 2021.
To download an application form, click on the pink button below which will take you to the Recycle for Greater Manchester website.
The Community Fund is part of the Greater Manchester Environment Fund (GMEF) which is an independent initiative aimed to provide more sustained investment in Greater Manchester’s natural capital. GMEF is a charitable vehicle managed by Lancashire Wildlife Trust (LWT) and independent from the GMCA.
You can download and complete the Community Fund application form now, but you will not be able to submit it for consideration until 1 April 2021.
All applicants should read the Community Fund Guidance notes before they submit their application form.