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Published date: 10 June 2024

£100,000 available for innovative food or electrical waste prevention projects

Two large waste prevention projects will each receive up to £100,000 as part of the revamped North London Community Fund. 

Expressions of interest are now being accepted for the second phase of this year’s fund, which has been split into two stages for the first time. 

Fourteen groups have already been awarded grants of up to £15,000 towards waste prevention activity across the seven north London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest. 

With food making up a third of all residual waste collected in north London and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) containing precious metals which are being depleted at an alarming rate, the large projects must focus on either food or WEEE. They will be delivered over a two-year period, and may be intervention-based with a behaviour change focus or aim to reach communities not currently participating in pro-environmental behaviours. 

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) - which first launched the fund in 2017 - is encouraging collaboration, with national organisations having the opportunity to partner with north London based groups.  

Martin Capstick, Managing Director, said: “There are not-for-profit organisations of all sizes which share the Authority’s aim of preserving resources and the environment for future generations. 

“NLWA is passionate about supporting them in their vital work to deliver lasting change, which is evident in the continued efforts to expand and improve the North London Community Fund. 

“These large awards are the first of their kind, and the Authority is very much looking forward to seeing innovative collaborations and partnerships which promote resource efficiency, minimise climate impacts and ultimately reduce unnecessary food and electrical waste.” 

Those who submit an expression of interest will be invited to attend a compulsory Q&A webinar in order to complete the full application form.