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Waste Prevention Community Fund

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has established a Waste Prevention Community Fund to support waste prevention initiatives in the north London area. This fund provides community-based (non-profit making) organisations with money to develop new approaches to reduce waste and/or extend the reach and impact of existing waste prevention activity in north London.

More than 850,000 tonnes of waste is collected in north London every year. Much of this waste - food and electric waste, clothes, furniture and single-use plastics - is preventable. NLWA wants to support community-based organisations to tackle waste prevention.

Information about the total amount of funding available for 2020/21, the amount that individual projects can apply for, and about how to apply is available below. Organisations that previously submitted funding requests and/or have received support from the NLWA’s Waste Prevention Community Fund in previous years may also apply for funding. 

Waste Prevention Community Fund guidance document 2020-21

Funding application form 2020-21

Waste Prevention Community Fund clarification requests 2020-21


Case studies

Cirque de Surplus

Festival of Sustainable Fashion

Food Waste Cooking Club Socials

Street Store

The Electrical Repair Directory

The Loop@Grahame Park

Waste Warriors’ Schools Workshops