25 Aug 2016

Community schemes across South Wales will be able to tap into a £50,000 funding pot every year over the next 25 years thanks to a new green partnership.

Viridor, the firm working with the 'Prosiect Gwyrdd' council partnership, have announced the launch of a new Community Fund to support projects across Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport and Vale of Glamorgan. The 25 year scheme represents the term of the Prosiect Gwyrdd contract, which will see Viridor handle the treatment of residual (non-recyclable) waste from the 5 council areas at Trident Park in Cardiff.

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Cllr Nigel George, Caerphilly Council's Cabinet Member for Community Services said, "We welcome the launch of this new funding stream and look forward to the benefits it will bring to communities across South Wales. We are also pleased to be a key partner in Prosiect Gwyrdd, a collaboration which will provide a sustainable solution to the region's residual waste for many years to come."

 


Charities, and properly constituted not-for-profit groups, will be able to apply for funding (up to £3,000) to deliver projects that positively impact their local community. Funding of projects is awarded on a set of criteria based around sustainability, local need, community involvement, value for money and education. A panel will meet quarterly to review eligible applications and make the final decision on how money from the fund will be distributed. Funding criteria and the application forms can be found here

 

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