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£15,000 has been given to community groups by Telford & Wrekin Council’s waste and recycling partner Veolia. Groups showcased their project plans to fellow awardees at a celebration event at Randlay Community Centre this week.

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Groups enjoyed networking and hearing about other community groups’ grant projects at the event hosted by Veolia and Telford & Wrekin Council. The funding came through the Veolia EnviroGrant, which is part of the waste contract secured by Telford & Wrekin Council.

Projects receiving grants this year include a community orchard, a school allotment and a woodwork project to name just a few. Hadley and District Male Voice Choir are using their grant to landscape a roundabout in Hadley, creating a haven for wildlife and a pleasant space for the community to see. Meanwhile, local charity, Challenging Perceptions will be purchasing sensory equipment for their facility at Park Lane centre in Woodside.

EnviroGrant supports community groups with grants of up to £1,000 for projects that benefit the local community or the environment.

Each year, as part of the added value secured through the Waste Contract Veolia supports a number of different projects to the community in Telford and Wrekin. In addition to EnviroGrant, this year the company has also supported the Telford Crisis Support and Telford Repair Cafe.

Steve Mitchell, Regional Director for Veolia said: 

“It was great to meet so many inspirational people and to see the investment and dedication they have in their local area. Our EnviroGrant scheme is always a great way to support local projects and meet the residents who make a real difference on the ground. 

“Our EnviroGrant is a hugely beneficial part of the Added Value element of our contract with Telford & Wrekin Council – it directs funds straight into the local community. Through the grants we can further Veolia’s purpose of ecological transformation and uphold our value of community. Since 2014 Veolia has given more than £200,000 to benefit local community projects and initiatives across Telford and Wrekin  through EnviroGrant and other initiatives.”

Councillor Lee Carter, Telford & Wrekin Council Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood, Commercial Services and Regeneration, said: 

“Once again, this year’s EnviroGrant scheme is shining a light on the fantastic work that community groups are doing across Telford and Wrekin. These projects will not only support the mental and physical health of residents, but also encourage lots of fun and friendship, and will help make our borough greener too – what a super use of this funding.”

Groups received funding are:

  • Hartshorne Court Social Fund for a gazebo
  • Telford and Wrekin CVSWarm Hub for the Living Room Telford
  • Nova United Junior Football Club for winter training 
  • St Peter’s Church Places of Welcome, Priorslee & St Georges for Places of Welcome
  • Wrockwardine Parish Allotment Society for Let’s See How It Grows
  • Wrekin Special Swimming Club for Wrekin Special Swimming Club
  • Hollinswood and Randlay Parish Council for an all-ability allotment plot
  • Waters Upton Parish Council for recycled benches for village green
  • Newdale primary school for an allotment for sustainable education and health
  • Ironbridge WW2 Weekend
  • Madeley Scout and Guide Hut Support Committee for outside garden area
  • Sir Alexander Fleming Primary School for our Wildlife Window
  • Ketley Coffee Club
  • StayStay Social for a gardening & woodwork project
  • Challenging Perceptionsfor a sensory room
  • Madeley Community for orchard reflection space
  • Hadley and District Male Voice Choir for the roundabout

Quoted from Telford and Wrekin Council’s online newsroom. Original article can be found here: Newsroom – Telford and Wrekin Community groups celebrate receiving Veolia EnviroGrant

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Caroline Talbot
Author: Caroline Talbot