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Win on Waste receives funding from Wessex Water

Win on Waste has received funding from the Wessex Water Foundation to combat social isolation for local people who are housebound or currently shielding.

The foundation’s Recovery Fund aims to support local organisations and charities affected by the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, helping them to support their communities and build resilience for the future.

Win on Waste has been undertaking projects to benefit local people in the BCP and Dorset Council areas since 2013. With a primary focus on waste and recycling, Win on Waste is responsible for running 19 waste collection sessions in Dorset and in 2019-2020 helped local residents remove 3400 bags of waste from landfill and kerbside recycling. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced the charity to suspend these in-person sessions for the time being.

Stacey Woods, Win on Waste Business Manager, said: ‘This grant of £650 will be put to use to help us combat social isolation in people who may be shielding due to Covid-19, or might be otherwise housebound, by asking them to nurse ailing house plants back to health.’

The goal of the project is to fully support volunteers in caring for donated house plants that may otherwise have been thrown away, allowing us to provide meaningful occupation and community outreach to isolated people, while removing the plants themselves from among common household waste.

For more information on the project, or to find out how to take part, please see our project page for Pass on Plants.

The Wessex Water Foundation is a multi-million-pound initiative, launched in June 2020, which provides a dedicated funding stream for projects across the region.

It is run in partnership with the Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset and Quartet Community Foundations and from April 2021 it will provide at least half a million pounds of funding every year to support local community groups, environmental projects, and charities helping those who are suffering the consequences of poverty through low income or unemployment.

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Welcome to Win on Waste

Win on Waste is the new name for Ideas2Action!

We started Ideas2Action on 31 October 2013 and now have 6 trustees, 67 volunteers and one part-time member of staff.

Our first project in 2014 was Win-on-Waste – Canford Heath.  Following on from that we expanded our We Need That recycling directory into Bournemouth.  Since then we have gradually increased our project portfolio so we now have 16 monthly Win on Waste sessions across Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne and a drop off point at Holton Lee.

Our We Need That directory has a sister directory called Decluttering?  We Need That which is aimed at people who are having a clear out and rather than take items to the tip or throw them in the bin, they can refer to the directory and offer them to a good cause.

As well as recycling projects in 2016, we ran Hunt the House: are your house numbers emergency friendly?  Funded by the Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner’s Safer Dorset Fund, this project ran as a pilot on Canford Heath in Poole and showed the importance of having visible house numbers so that the emergency services are able to find homes quickly and possibly even save a life.