Community Groups Grant Celebration


Groups of around 25 people holding certificates, with green EnviroGrant branded banners in the background
EnviroGrant celebration event

Telford and Wrekin Community groups celebrate receiving Veolia EnviroGrant


Community groups across Telford and Wrekin have benefitted from grants totalling £15,000 as part of Veolia’s EnviroGrant. The scheme, run in conjunction with Telford & Wrekin Council, offers money to projects which benefit the local community or the environment.


The grants were handed out at a special ceremony hosted by Veolia and Telford & Wrekin. Council. 16 groups were awarded grants of up to £1,000 and were able to showcase their projects during the event at Belmont Community Hall.


Veolia, Telford & Wrekin Council’s recycling and waste partner, has now given out more than £130,000 to different groups through Envirogrant since the contract began in 2014. 


In addition, each year, Veolia supports a number of different projects across the borough as part of the company’s social added value work. 


Projects which received grants this year included; a raised community garden, a sustainable travel school initiative and a wild art programme. Local community green spaces to benefit from funding this year include Hartshill Park, Horsehay Pool and Holmer Lake. Meanwhile, a sensory garden will be created in Wombridge, a soil improvement ash waste initiative is coming to Woodside, and Apley Woods will see improvements for wildlife and visitors alike.


Steve Mitchell, Regional Director for Veolia, said: 


“It was great to hear about the projects this year's grant groups will be delivering through EnviroGrant. These groups have such a passion for making a difference in their communities. Supporting our local community and environment through our added social value initiatives is central to our purpose of Ecological Transformation. Since 2014 Veolia has given more than £225,000 to benefit local community projects across Telford and Wrekin  through EnviroGrant and other initiatives. Each year we see small grants making a big difference thanks to the energy and knowledge of community groups like the ones we met today.” 


Councillor Lee Carter (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Place (The Economy & Neighbourhood Services) said:  

“I’d like to congratulate all the groups who have been awarded funding through the EnviroGrant scheme to bring their projects to life. Every one of them will help improve the quality of life for residents across our borough. The breadth of projects is just fantastic and I look forward to seeing how they make an impact. What’s wonderful is that they will encourage people to care for the natural environment, protect wildlife and do their bit in the fight against climate change.”


Groups who received funding are:


Project title

Brookside Central

Community Garden, Compost and Wildlife area

The Friends of Dothill Local Nature Reserve

Safe Way Out

Park Lane Centre

Ash waste

Telford Gateway Club

Club Room

John Fletcher of Madeley Primary School

Science Garden

Lawley & Overdale Parish Council

Princes End Green Space Enhancement

Friends of Holmer Lake and Madebrook

Container Storage

Friends of Horsehay Pool and Environs

Horsehay Pool Gateway

Friends of Dawley Park

The Raised Garden

Hollinswood Primary School and Nursery

Sustainable Travel: Cycle and Scooter Parking and storage

Friends of Apley Woods

The Pop-A-Tree Project

Donnington Wood Church of England Junior School

Eco Walk

Wombridge primary school

Sensory garden

Holmer Lake Primary School

Holmer Lake School Grown Vegetables

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust

Wild Art Summer Programme

Oakengates Town Council

Hartshill Park Improvements Project