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Transforming Waste England

Supporting community recycling, reuse and composting projects
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Total available:
£38.7 million
Application deadline:
This programme is now closed

What's it all about?

This programme is closed for applications


Launched on 27 January 2003, this programme is designed to support community recycling, reuse and composting projects, to increase the amount of waste collected in deprived communities.

The Fund has chosen the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (www.rswt.org/cred) as its award partner to deliver £36.5 million worth of grants.

The main aims of the programme are:

  • To establish new waste recycling, reuse or composting schemes in areas where they do not currently exist
  • To expand existing waste recycling, reuse or composting schemes through for example, collection of additional materials or expanding the geographical area covered
  • To increase the weight of material recycled, reused or composted through education or awareness raising activities relating to new or existing schemes.

Community groups in disadvantaged areas were particularly targeted, and local involvement in projects was encouraged.