Community

EnviroGrant awarded to The Litterbugs Project

The Globe Foundation are delighted to announce that we have been awarded an EnviroGrant to help support The Litterbugs Project – to help us turn plastic litter and waste into useful items of social value.

More than £10,000 was presented to community groups at an EnviroGrant Awards ceremony. We were one of 16 local groups that were awarded a grant at a presentation of cheques took place at The Oak Room, County Buildings, Stafford.

As part of the partnership Staffordshire County Council have with Veolia, who operate the state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility at Four Ashes, local community groups are benefiting from an extra helping hand.

Steve Mitchell – Veolia Director – Midlands West said

“Veolia operate a number of EnviroGrant Schemes in the Midlands and this is the second year the scheme has run in Staffordshire.  More than 80 applications were received and the awards that have been presented today are going to make a real difference to the groups that are receiving them.  Some very hard decisions have had to be made to bring us to this afternoon and each award is well deserved for the work that each group does to make the county more sustainable and a better place to live.”

Councillor Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Communities said:

“The response to the EnviroGrant scheme this year has been fantastic. While it is always a difficult choice to select the successful bids, we are pleased to see this funding go to some worthy community projects. We look forward to seeing these varied initiatives get off the ground and make a difference to people in Staffordshire.”