A 'virtual' workshop is being held on Wednesday, 20 January to encourage community groups and organisations to apply for a SHIRE environment grant.
Grants of up to £3,000 are being offered by Leicestershire County Council to help reduce household waste across the county, and the workshop is open to anyone who would like to know more.
The workshop is a fantastic opportunity for residents to gain an insight into how SHIRE environment grants could benefit their group, the local community and the wider reduction of household waste across the county.
“There will be an opportunity to hear about some of the projects previously supported, how potential projects could contribute to some of the campaigns already supported by the council and, of course, the chance to ask our team any questions.Person:Councillor Blake Pain, county council cabinet member for action on climate change
Examples of projects, which have previously received funding, include fixers' groups in Hinckley and Market Harborough, which help residents repair broken household items and a series of waste reduction workshops run at Fearon Hall in Loughborough.
During the one-hour session, the team will give an overview of the scale of household waste in Leicestershire and share ideas about the type of projects that could be supported, as well as guidance for the application process.
Projects must be located in Leicestershire (not including Leicester City or Rutland) and should help reduce household waste. A simplified application process is also available for smaller grants of up to £300.
The virtual workshop will take place at 10am on Wednesday, 20 January. Interested groups and organisations can sign up at: https://surveys.leics.gov.uk/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=160743887310
Further information about the SHIRE Environment Grant can be found online: https://www.leicestershirecommunities.org.uk/grants/environment-grant.html
The application deadline for the current round of funding is Friday, 26 February 2021.