Rotherham groups urged to cash in as Shanks brings back grant scheme

By Michael Upton | 19/02/2019

Rotherham groups urged to cash in as Shanks brings back grant scheme

GROUP who want to improve their environment can get a helping hand to get their ideas off the ground.

The Renewi (formerly Shanks) Corporate Social Responsibility Fund supports communities surrounding the BDR waste treatment facility at Manvers — helping up to four local projects a year with cash and/or volunteer time — and is now open for fresh applications.

Community, voluntary or environmental groups, charities, not-for-profit organisations and education groups can apply to the special fund. 
If they are within two miles (as the crow flies) of the Manvers facility, up to £3,000 a year is up for grabs.

Groups based further away but still in the Barnsley, Doncaster or Rotherham council areas can apply for up to £1,000.

Projects can apply for 90 per cent funding, with groups providing ten per cent matched funds.  

Groups can apply for up to 30 hours per year of volunteer time to support their schemes, providing where possible they match the volunteer hours.

Renewi education liaison officer, Rebecca Wilson 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 support the communities we serve more broadly and contribute to making them healthier and happier places to live.”

More information and application forms are available on the BDR Waste Partnership website at

Applications should be in by next Thursday, February 28, and successful projects will be notified shortly afterwards.

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