Veolia Sustainability Fund for Broadland residents

Veolia's Sustainability Fund for Broadland Residents, which supports inspirational ideas and projects that aim to make a positive change towards their local communities. Apply by 4 November.

After a successful launch across 14 local authorities in 2021, Veolia brought its Sustainability Fund to Broadland in August 2022. A number of groups have already completed applications but there’s still time to submit your idea and claim some of the £10,000 worth of funding available!

In August 2022, Veolia, working with Broadland District Council launched its Sustainability Fund which supports inspirational ideas and projects that aim to make a positive change towards their localcommunities. The Fund supports non-profit organisations, community groups or individuals that help transform their local community through enhancing biodiversity, promoting sustainable waste behaviours, protecting or preserving resources and the environment, or using recycled, reused or reclaimed materials.

Projects can apply until 4 November

In 2021 Veolia’s Sustainability Fund received over 100 applications and awarded £27,000 worth of funding to 46 grassroot projects up and down the country. Just a few of these projects include:

  • For Good Food - Building a raspberry garden for adults with learning disabilities in Sutton, South
  • London to make and sell jam to local shops to raise money for Nickel Support
  • Upcycle Birmingham - Helping the community to upcycle furniture in Birmingham
  • Camden Beeline - Increasing green space and biodiversity across Camden, North London by creating a connected pollinator pathway of trees, plants and rewilded space.
  • Edible All Souls Church and Cheriton - Growing an edible and sustainable garden in Folkestone, East Kent
  • Leigh on Sea Larder - Setting up a community fridge in Southend-on-Sea

There’s still time for Broadland residents to apply! Take a look on @VeoliaUK to discover projects you could replicate, get involved with, or that inspire you to create your own. The fund is open to not-for-profit organisations, to find out more about the fund and how you can apply visit Veolia's website.

All applications will be considered, but projects should aim to fulfil at least one of the following criteria; enhancing biodiversity; promoting sustainable behaviours (reduce, reuse and/or recycle); protecting or preserving resources and the environment; and using recycled, reused or reclaimed materials. Shortlisted applications will then be considered for funding by representatives from Veolia and from Broadland District Council.

Applications can be made via Veolia’s website or via Spacehive, Veolia’s crowdfunding partner. Spacehive is the most successful crowdfunding platform in the UK, with previous Veolia backed projects going on to raise £1million worth of funding.

Duncan McBurney, Contract Manager at Veolia said:
“At Veolia we are always looking at ways to give back to the communities we serve and we are delighted to have launched the Sustainability Fund in the Broadland District. The Sustainability Fund has a proven track record of helping to transform local communities and environments into places that support a sustainable future for everyone. We are really excited to see what inspiring, innovative and creative projects Broadland residents will come forward with.”

Broadland District Council’s portfolio holder for Environmental Excellence, Cllr. Judy Leggett said: “Protecting the environment is a priority for Broadland District Council, and we are delighted to support the launch of Veolia’s sustainability Fund in Broadland. The Council is tackling climate change head on with the introduction of HVO fuel in our fleet of refuse lorries, planting thousands of trees and mini forests and changing how our services work to help reduce CO2 emissions. I would encourage everyone to get involved and help us make a real difference for now and future generations.”

Published: 14 October 2022