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Published date: 24 June 2020

NLWA Launches Fund for Community Groups Committed to Tackling Waste Prevention

Grants of up to £15,000 are available for community-based organisations from the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) Waste Prevention Community Fund 2020-21.

NLWA is now taking applications for its £60,000 fund, meaning community groups can apply for funding to spend on their own waste prevention initiatives over a seven-month period. Preference will be given to projects that focus on electrical repair and reuse, food waste prevention, and tackling furniture, textiles and single use plastics waste.

Councillor Clyde Loakes, Chair of NLWA, said: "I am really proud of NLWA’s Waste Prevention Community Fund. This is one way that we are supporting not-for-profit organisations to reduce waste in their local communities. I strongly encourage all not-for-profit organisations with good ideas, whether big or small, to apply for funding; - your ideas could help make real and lasting change as we all try to tackle the Climate Emergency."

The Waste Prevention Community Fund – established by NLWA three years ago – aims to support ideas or initiatives that will help to prevent waste in the north London area. It also aims to extend the reach and impact of existing waste prevention activities in north London.

In the past three years, NLWA has funded a range of local waste prevention projects across different waste streams, including textiles, food waste and waste electricals. The Fund has supported local Give and Take events; European Week for Waste Reduction sustainable fashion events and Waste Warriors workshops.

Organisations wishing to apply for the fund should visit this page. Those that have previously submitted funding requests and/or have received support from the North London Waste Authority’s Waste Prevention Community Fund are also welcome to apply.

The Waste Prevention Community Fund is part of NLWA’s overall Residual Waste Reduction Plan to reduce the amount of waste generated in north London, and to increase recycling.