The City Of Edinburgh Council runs a Waste Action Grant scheme to help fund individuals, community groups and schools to reduce waste to landfill and change attitudes towards waste. The deadline for the next Waste Action Grant is just around the corner on 12th December and you can apply for up to £2,500. At Greener Leith we were delighted to receive a grant earlier this year to make a series of 12 Zero Waste Podcasts.
We’re half way through our podcast series and in this podcast we catch up with some of the other Waste Action Grant funded groups in Edinburgh to see how their projects are going. The Living Memory Association are sharing their memories of rationing and ‘make do and mend’ with school children. Abundance Edinburgh pick and press surplus fruit in the city. The Warm Hearts Quilting Group run a quilt production line in a church hall. Listen to waste action in action:
If you have iTunes installed on your computer you can subscribe to our audio as a podcast by clicking here.
If you would like to help the Warm Hearts Quilting Group by donating material or volunteering they meet every Monday from 12 – 3pm at the Holy Cross Church Hall, 11 Bangholm Loan. Here are photos of them in action:
Abundance Edinburgh do a great job of reducing and reusing surplus fruit in the city and it’s a lot of fun so why not join them? If you would like to borrow apple presses and fruit picking equipment for your community group have a look here.
For more information on the Living Memory Association including a fantastic photo archive, log on to their website. Here’s a wee photo I took to give you a taster:
Apply for Waste Action Funding: Deadline 12th December
Remeber the deadline for the next big Waste Action Grant is 12th December, you can apply for up to £2,500, amazing!
There are small grants too, up to £250 available all year round. Download an application form and find out more here.
Funded projects include everything from buying wormeries, setting up toy libraries to making music from waste. Trash Music provide our podcast theme tune. Read more about funded projects and get some ideas for your grant here.
Lastly, there’s an excellent video introducing two very different waste action funded projects:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQcOew20Aa4&w=560&h=315]