Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund Accepting Applications for 2024

Grants are available for voluntary and community sector groups across Greater Manchester to support projects that prevent, reuse, or recycle household waste, and generate wider social benefits for the community of Greater Manchester.

A total of £220,000 is available across the following award streams:

  • Community Grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 for projects based in one district area only. 
  • Innovation and Regional Grants of up to £20,000 for innovative City Region-wide projects working across all nine Districts of the GMCA area.

Proposed projects should focus on recycling, re-use, repair, waste prevention and reducing contamination across the following waste streams:

  • Food waste.
  • Paper and card.
  • Glass, cans, and plastics.
  • Textiles.
  • Furniture.
  • Electricals.
  • Wood.
  • Bicycles.
  • Books.
  • Children’s toys.
  • Other items.

Proposed projects should also demonstrate wider outcomes, such as: 

  • Education. 
  • Community engagement. 
  • Volunteering. 
  • Training or employment opportunities. 
  • Additional environmental impacts. 
  • Social value benefits.

For this funding round, organisations that have received funding in any of the previous years (2021-2023) cannot apply.

Innovative projects that are novel and involve a new and untried approach to tackling an issue in the key waste areas are particularly encouraged.

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