Green projects across London get £1000 boost from Veolia

Veolia Blog 2Got a green project? Then you could get a £1,000 boost from Veolia to help bring your project to life. Veolia’s Community Recycling Fund is looking to support small, grassroots (no pun intended) projects that get communities involved and make a real difference to their local area.

What’s on offer

Veolia are looking for small projects which will make a big difference to help the community increase reuse and recycling. Could your project engage your neighbours in their recycling service and inspire them to do the right thing with their waste? Do you want to use reclaimed materials to help build facilities the community can use and up skill the local people?

If so, you could get a £1000 cash boost, in kind resources or even staff volunteers if needed. So think about the ways your project could inspire people and businesses to do the right thing with their waste, make use of recycled, reused or reclaimed materials or protect and preserve resources or enhance local environments.

Crowdfunding Success Stories

Veolia have Veolia Blog 1already backed 10 successful projects across London and Watford with up to £1,000 along with useful materials from compost to soil enhancer that helped these green spaces flourish.

Projects have included everything from creating a multi-purpose community hub and café from a disused bowling green in Tottenham to food growing workshops in a local park in Lambeth.

One successful project was Edible Rotherhithe – a new community project based in South East London. They raised over £13,000 from 118 backers including Veolia to build a new garden with food growing facilities as well as delivering carpentry and D.I.Y. workshops to support well-being.

Another great project was the Camden Society’s project to create a space for art and nature. Here Veolia joined forces with the Mayor of London and 89 other backers to help transform an ugly car park into a beautiful garden and art studio for people with learning disabilities.

Discover all the exciting projects Veolia has already supported here.

Next steps

Veolia Blog 3If you’re interested in finding out more about how you could crowdfund your own green space project then follow the steps below.

  1. Upload your project idea to Spacehive here
  2. Pitch to all the relevant funds in your area
  3. Start crowdfunding (learn more about planning your campaign with our crowdfunding guide or regular webinars and workshops)
  4. Hit your target (hopefully!) and deliver that project!

Around the globe and in the UK, Veolia helps cities and industries to manage, optimise and make the most of their resources. Learn more about their Community Recycling Fund here.

By |2019-01-02T15:59:17+00:00September 15th, 2017|Brands using Crowdfunding, Green spaces|

About the Author:

From teaching in the Tanzanian mountains to the digital universe of Spacehive, Aaron has stopped off in a few places along the way. After receiving an MA in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University, she worked for big internationals including Oxford University Press and the International Labour Organization, small but interesting types including Pambazuka Press and Internet Retailing Magazine before heading up the award-winning eSeller.net. Looking for her next big adventure she joined Spacehive as their Content Marketing Manager. Here she works the words whether describing the awesome potential of a civic crowdfunded future or outlining the many dazzling features of our grant-making software. She gets to meet the project creators and share their stories as well as working with our partners to ensure they have the material they need to make impact. Outside of work she mentors with The Girls’ Network, solves mysteries and once made jam from the blackberries in her garden of which she is inordinately proud.