First 2012 Eco Fund deadline approaches

Published: Thursday 26th April 12

Borough-based groups and projects that need money to help improve the local environment still have time to apply for a grant from the Wandsworth Eco Fund.

The council-run £5,000 fund is open to bidding from applicants who want to increase recycling, encourage sustainable travel or reduce energy usage, waste or carbon emissions through their own schemes and initiatives.

Wandsworth Council has been giving away £5,000 each year to such projects and the current deadline for fresh grant applications is May 18.

In 2011, the council funded 17 projects including a recycling scheme at Brandlehow School, in Putney, composters for allotments at for King George's Park, a garden shredder for the Ethelburga Garden Club in Battersea and a course of carbon awareness workshops run by Transition Town Tooting.

Council officers are available to discuss ideas for projects with residents before they complete their funding application - which could improve their chances of being awarded funding.

For more information email greenpledge@wandsworth.gov.uk.

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