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South Craven groups could be in line for funds ofr recycling ideas
8:00am Wednesday 10th October 2012 in News
South Craven charities and community groups could get cash aid for recycling projects.
Grants of up to £5,000 are being offered for schemes that help prevent reusable goods ending up in landfill.
Initiatives supported so far have included collecting and reusing furniture, workshops teaching how to create items from used materials and “give and take” days when people swap goods.
Applicants to the York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership Community Reuse Fund are expected to raise at least 25 per cent match funding towards project costs.
To coincide with the launch of the fund, the partnership has produced a guide for community groups interested in staging give and take days.
County Councillor Chris Metcalfe, partnership chairman, said: “Reuse is a priority for York and North Yorkshire.
“Reuse extends the life of everyday goods – it cuts our carbon footprint, prevents unnecessary waste going to landfill and benefits our local communities. We look forward to hearing from community groups and charities, with new and innovative ideas for increasing reuse.”
The deadline for grant applications is October 31.
For more information and an application form, visit the community waste sector at letstalklessrubbish.com or phone 01609 532512.
Anyone wanting to discuss a project idea should contact 01609 532045.