A resource company has launched a new community funding scheme to support the environment and non-profitable charities across Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton.

Veolia is offering £60,000 as part of their sustainability fund to encourage people to take positive action within areas across the South London Waste Partnership.

After a challenging year where many communal spaces and services have suffered, the company is looking to back projects that deliver long-term social and environmental benefits.

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Veolia is looking for projects like those previously supported below:

-Running on sunshine - solar panels have been purchased and installed to make the running of community centres more environmentally-friendly.

-Caulibox - the scheme tackles plastic waste and the throwaway culture of takeaway foods, by working with local vendors to swap disposable packaging to reusable boxes.

-EnergyGarden - this organisation transforms disused land around transport networks into communal gardens.

-Paddleboard recyclers - bringing together exercise and litter picking, Veolia supported paddleboarders to protect the cleanliness of rivers and waterways.

- EcoTots- educational talks, lessons and activity clubs for young people to learn about sustainability and how to best preserve resources and protect the environment.

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Veolia’s Sustainability Fund are particularly interested in areas where the company partners with the local authority to deliver waste and cleansing services for the community.

Across the South London Waste Partnership there is £5,000 worth of funding available.

All applications will be considered, but projects should aim to fulfill at least one of the following criteria; enhancing biodiversity, promoting sustainable behaviours (reduce, reuse and/or recycle), protecting or preserving resources and the environment and using recycled, reused or reclaimed materials.

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