£1,000 available for Telford community projects

Photo of  the Let's See How it Grows project showing children and an adult looking at seedlings growing
Let's See How it Grows project
A successful project from last year

Community groups can scoop a £1,000 grant to spend on a project which benefits the environment or their local community in Telford and Wrekin.


Veolia has today re-opened its popular EnviroGrant scheme for 2023, with community groups across Telford and Wrekin invited to apply for grants of up to £1,000 to benefit the local community or environment.


Since launching, the community grant scheme has awarded over £150,000 and supported more than 160 projects borough-wide. It’s run by Veolia in partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council, as part of the company’s commitment to give to the local community, alongside delivering the recycling and waste services to residents.      


EnviroGrant has supported a variety of projects over the years. From developing community gardens, creating wildflower areas and teaching children to growing vegetables, to delivering youth group cooking classes, getting volunteers first aid trained and buying a bingo machine.


The new round of funding is available for projects that benefit the local community or help to enhance the environment, with grants of up to £1,000 available. Community groups have until 31 October to submit their applications.


In the last funding round, Wrockwardine Parish Allotment Society received funding for the Let’s See How It Grows project, which saw children make biodegradable pots, sow seeds, and nurture plants. They also undertook creative activities based on their learning. 


Amanda Goode, Let’s See How It Grows Project Leader, said:

“Many thanks to Veolia for the EnviroGrant for our Let's See How It Grows project. Tackling a project from start to finish, one that has as little detriment to the environment as possible, is one close to the allotment holders’ beliefs, and it’s with this in mind that the project took root. Children were invited to participate in and experience the growing process, and to unlock their imagination to produce creative responses to their experience in the garden and allotment”


Councillor Lee Carter (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council cabinet member for place (the economy & neighbourhood services) said: 

“EnviroGrant is a fantastic example of how we work with our partners to create a better borough. This scheme enables so many brilliant community groups and projects to come to fruition, improving the lives of local people, and I would urge local groups to apply for the funding.”


Steve Mitchell, Regional Director for Veolia, said: 

“Our purpose at Veolia is ecological transformation, with two key elements of that being improving our environment and supporting our communities. EnviroGrant does both of those and we’re incredibly proud of the added social value we deliver in Telford and Wrekin. We are encouraging local groups to consider applying before the 31st October so we can support yet another batch of great projects in this round of funding.”


For more information and to apply please visit www.telford-and-wrekin.veolia.co.uk/envirogrant