The Globe Foundation are delighted to announce the award of £10,000 to The Litterbugs Project, thanks to the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All scheme. Being awarded National Lottery funding is a huge achievement and will really help the project to better serve its community.
The project aims to turn plastic litter and waste into viable upcycled products for community benefit. The grant will help the project to engage with local residents and community groups to better understand the local issues around littering and how to make sure the project makes a significant difference to the local area and its environment.
This funding brings the project ever closer to its £25,000 target, which has also been bolstered by gratefully received contributions by the local community and Uttoxeter Lions Club. The project is keen to raise its target by the end of the summer to enable the opening of The Litterbug Project workshop in early October 2018. The workshop will not only craft the litter into new products, but will also act as a community eco-hub to educate and share knowledge around bettering our habits when it comes to plastic waste.
The Litterbugs Project is hosting a fundraising event at Bear Coffee later next month on 20th July, to raise further awareness of the project, providing an opportunity for people to share their thoughts and ideas with Globe volunteers. The event is free to attend and will host live music from The Delta Echoes as well as a raffle and silent auction.
All of the money raised will not only help towards establishing the workshop but continue to support the litter picking efforts of the community volunteers, who give their time to help keep our streets clean and free from litter.
The next litter picking events will be held on the 29 Jul, 26 Aug and 23 Sep, for more information on any of the events mentioned, or to volunteer, please visit our events page.