GROUPS with green ideas are encouraged to bid for up to £3,000 from a waste firm’s community fund.
The scheme run by Renewi — formerly Shanks — which supports the area around the Manvers waste treatment facility.
Groups can apply for £3,000 if they are 3.5km from the plant or £1,000 elsewhere in the Rotherham, Barnsley or Doncaster council boundaries.
Renewi community education liaison officer Abi Cox said: “We aim to be a good neighbour and make a positive contribution to the local community.
“In addition to making more from waste, we want to help improve the communities we serve more broadly and we hope that initiatives we support will contribute to making them healthier and happier places to live.”
The funding can be used for a wide range of environmental schemes. Projects to have already benefited include an allotment group for people with learning disabilities and cookery sessions for children in foster care.
Applications should be submitted by January 21 and successful projects will be notified by the end of February. Visit www.bdronline.co.uk for further information.