Local recycling project awarded share of £115,000

This year’s fund recipients at an event in Gillmoss Recycling Discovery Centre, Liverpool

ReStore St Helens is one of eleven groups awarded a share of £115,000 to help cut waste across the region.

The money has come from the Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority (MRWA) and Veolia Community Fund 19/20 which was set up to help support waste prevention, re-use and recycling initiatives.

The eleven organisations came through a two-stage process to clinch the funding which will give them the financial resource to deliver waste-reducing behavioural change projects across the region.

ReStore St Helens, based in Sutton, will use the money for staff support at the ReStore shop which sees volunteers upcycle donated/unwanted furniture which is then sold to the general public.

Councillor Tony Concepcion, Chairperson of MRWA, said: “The best Community Fund projects are those that help deliver re-use and waste reduction messages directly to local residents – using groups’ expertise and on-the-ground knowledge of particular areas and the people who live there. I wish these projects all the best and look forward to seeing the impact they have.”

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