New fund available to help Hampshire residents waste less

Dealing with waste is a costly business for everyone

Dec 21 2017


Local councils in Hampshire collectively spend £100 million each year dealing with the county’s waste. Reducing the amount of household waste produced could make a big difference, which is why we’ve launched a new fund to support local projects.

Whether it’s running hiring and rental services, such as for baby products or home wares and equipment, providing community fridges, furniture upcycling schemes or help with growing your own food, we know that some of the best work in reducing waste goes on at a local level. However, limited funding can sometimes prevent this good work reaching others.

We’re hoping to encourage and inspire community groups, schools, parish councils, small businesses, charities and other organisations to share their knowledge or provide facilities. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the delivery of projects which set up new products and services that help prevent waste generated from within peoples’ homes.

The scheme builds on the progress of our Smart Living initiative to encourage people to make small changes to their lifestyles which would lead to big savings.

The closing date for applications for the Waste Prevention Community Grant Fund is 31 January 2018.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss potential projects with the County Council’s Smart Living team prior to submitting an application. Please contact the team via email: to arrange an informal discussion.

For full eligibility criteria and more information on the Grant, including how to apply, visit:

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