Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Fund

Veolia Nottinghamshire's Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Fund

The Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Fund offers funding to groups, schools and charities who are committed to helping Nottinghamshire to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

If you're a not-for-profit organisation in Nottinghamshire (excluding the city of Nottingham) with an idea to help others think differently about waste, you can apply for a grant of up to £1000.

Applications for 2023 are now closed. 

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Previously granted projects

Who can apply?

Properly constituted, not-for-profit local organisations which includes charities, voluntary and community groups, forums, clubs, societies and schools. Your team, group or society must be based and work within the seven boroughs and districts in the County of Nottinghamshire (excluding the City).

How much money can be applied for?

Grants of up to £1,000 are available per group, per year. Funding is at the discretion of Veolia and Nottinghamshire County Council. The amount granted may not be for all elements requested and will be paid directly to your organisation by cheque or BACS.

What sort of project will be considered?

Funding can be granted for a variety of projects and activities including workshops, practical equipment, education and awareness raising.
Funding can be sought by projects that encourage people to think about their waste as a resource. This can be anything from swap shop events to repair workshops, community gardens which make use of reused, reclaimed, or recycled materials, to food growing, food waste reduction initiatives and composting schemes. It could be campaigns to promote and increase recycling and reduce contamination at home, school or local events, or creative and innovative ideas which encourage people to recycle - from arts projects to recycling bins. The payment of volunteer’s expenses, staffing costs or travel/transport are not permitted under the fund.

Can I submit on an old application form?

Sorry, no. We will no longer accept applications submitted on the previously run EnviroGrant fund application form.

When will I hear about my application?

A panel will review applications made to the Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Fund and be in touch within 3 weeks after the application deadline.

How is this funded?

Funding is at the discretion of Veolia Nottinghamshire and Nottinghamshire County Council. The amount granted will be paid directly to your organisation by BACS. Please note funding cannot be paid to individuals.

What will be required from our group if we are awarded funding?

A representative from Veolia will visit your group to officially present your award at a mutually suitable time and date. Photographs will be taken at this presentation to be used in future promotion of the fund and / or for publicity purposes You will also be required to complete and return a funding evidence form to ensure the money was spent on the items requested.

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If your project requires considerable financial assistance (i.e. more than £1,000) please visit to find out more about funding through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Upcoming Events
Sign up to the Nottinghamshire County Council Waste and Recycling emailme bulletin to receive a monthly email full of recycling tips and competitions
Visit us at the Materials Recovery Facility in Mansfield for an educational visits, recycling tour or creative reuse workshop.