Boost for re-use in Scarboro’

COMMUNITY groups and charities across Scarborough are being urged to apply for grants to fund projects that will help prevent reusable goods ending up in landfill.

The York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership’s Community Reuse Fund provides support to existing community reuse projects or to new projects that will prevent waste by reusing things.

Examples might include projects that repair, refurbish and reuse items like furniture redesign or refashion reusable clothing or other household items.

Projects funded so far have been diverse and include the collection and refurbishment of bikes from North Yorkshire Household Waste Recycling Centres and a scheme selling nearly-new baby and nursery equipment.

The maximum grant available is £5,000 and applicants will be expected to raise at least 25 per cent match funding in cash towards project costs.

The application deadline for the fund is October 3.

Organisations interested in applying for a grant can download application forms from the ‘community waste sector’ pages of www.letstalklessrubbish.com or contact the waste management team on 01609 532512.