Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund

The Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund (2021-22) is a joint Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) and Suez initiative to support Greater Manchester Community and Voluntary sector groups to deliver projects that help to reduce household waste in Greater Manchester.  The fund aims to support projects which prevent, reuse, or recycle household waste, and also reduce contamination, promote sustainable use of waste and resources, and generate wider social benefits for the communities of Greater Manchester.

How Much Funding is Available?

There are two funding awards available:

Council level award: This award is for projects that will benefit individual council areas within Greater Manchester – Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, and Trafford (this excludes Wigan as they operate separate waste arrangements). 

A total of £180,000 of funding is available, maximum amount £10,000 per project.

Greater Manchester level award: This award is for projects that cover more than 1 council area or all 9 councils (excluding Wigan).

A total of £40,000 of funding is available, maximum amount £20,000 per project.

What can the funding be used for?

The funding can be used to cover relevant project outgoings which can be either revenue or capital costs.

Who can apply?

Applications are welcome from Community and Voluntary Sector organisations such as,

  • Registered Charity (charity number must be provided)

  • Not-for-profit organisation (defined as a registered legal entity that does not make a private profit for directors, members, or shareholders)

  • Community, Neighbourhood or Voluntary Group

  • Faith group delivering community work

  • School, College or University

To download an application form please visit the website here.

The Community Fund 2021-22 will be open for submission of applications from Thursday 1st April until 31st May 2021.
All applicants should read the Community Fund Guidance notes before they submit their application form.

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