This scheme supports communities to take steps on waste prevention, re-use and repair activities in their local areas, and encourage partnership between local businesses, schools, charities and voluntary groups.
What is Waste Prevention? Preventing waste is about finding ways to keep items in use longer and not generating as much waste in the first place. It’s about rethinking the way we do things – redesigning the items we use – changing attitudes and changing behaviours’ about what we buy and what we throw away, but most of all, working together and thinking creatively to do something about it.
Waterford City and County Council may pay a waste prevention grant to voluntary groups for waste prevention projects in their local community. Please note that outcomes must be measurable. Eligible projects that could be funded include, but are not limited to:
- Repair Skills Workshops
- Upcycling Workshops
- Elimination of single-use items
- Community composting workshops
- Food Waste Prevention projects/events
Please note the Councils of the Southern Waste Management Region will be hosting a Re-Use Month in October 2017. Successfully funded projects must be willing to showcase their results and/or be part of the Re-Use planned events.
How to Apply
The waste prevention grant application form is available from the Environment Section, Waterford City and County Council, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford and online at http://www.waterfordcouncil.ie/media/grants/2017/index.htm
The Grant Application form should be completed and returned to the Environment Section for consideration by the closing date 13th February 2017.