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The deadline is nearing for £165,000 community reuse and recycle fund

by Gemma Melling

The deadline is approaching for community organisations who want a share of the £165,000 fund to help make Knowsley a cleaner and greener place.

The funding – made available via the Zero Waste Community Fund 2024/25 – is for community and voluntary groups, schools and not-for-profit organisations, who can reduce household waste, encourage recycling and resource reuse and prevent carbon emissions.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 10th March 2024.

How much funding can my scheme get?

Successful applicants can be awarded up to £30,000 for schemes which operate across the Liverpool City Region, and up to £8,000 for projects which work solely in one council area.

Projects should address at least one of five key priority household waste materials: Food, Furniture, Plastics, Textiles and WEEE (Waste Electrical, Electronic Equipment) and must meet the following aims:

  • Support local community activity to improve waste behaviour through reuse, prevention and recycling projects
  • Make a difference to the wider community and people’s lives

What has the money been used for in the past?

Previous Community Fund projects have included local recycling guidebooks, cookery clubs to support healthy eating and reduce food waste, fruit and veg gleaning, restoring old furniture to sell for charity and refurbishing unwanted rugs for resale.

You can see examples of previous funded projects here.

How do I apply?

Here’s more information about the application process. Interested groups can download the application form from the MRWA website Community fund 2024-2025 – Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (merseysidewda.gov.uk)   The deadline for submissions is Sunday 10 March 2024 at 11.59pm. Applications cannot be accepted after this date.

Successful projects should receive the funding by mid April 2024, with project delivery between May 2024 and March 2025.

Organisations interested in this year’s Community Fund can:


 Sunday, 10 March 2024, 11.59pm