County council grant aims to reduce household waste

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A NEW grant fund supporting communities and organisations to help people waste less has been launched.

Hampshire County Council is inviting applications from groups for up to £5,000 to support them in delivering projects, products and services which prevent household waste.

Councillor Rob Humby, executive member for environment and transport, said: ‘Dealing with waste is a costly business for everyone.

‘Councils in Hampshire collectively spend £100m each year dealing with the county’s waste, so reducing the amount of household waste produced could make a big difference.

‘We know that some of the best work in waste reduction goes on at a local level with groups sharing knowledge or providing facilities and we want to encourage these initiatives and inspire more.’

The closing date for applications for the Waste Prevention Community Grant Fund is January 31.

For full eligibility criteria and more information visit