This grant will support our work across East Dorset, both in our current Win on Waste sessions and in launching a new session in central Poole later in the year, allowing us to remove more waste plastic from local landfill and recycling provision and redirect it to charities and organisations that can benefit from it.
The Environment Fund supports charitable and community activities across the region that have a positive impact on the local environment. The fund is part of the Wessex Water Foundation which provides dedicated funding for projects across the Wessex Water region every year.
Win on Waste, based in East Dorset, is celebrating today after being awarded £9,000 in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.
Win on Waste will use their funding to continue their work around waste minimisation and recycling across the BCP and Dorset Council areas, running 9 face-to-face community-based sessions where local people can bring up to 20 different types of waste which will then be either diverted to local charities and organisations, or responsibly recycled.
This new National Lottery funding will allow the charity to securely work into its tenth year, and expand its services to provide more waste collection sessions in the local area, and support the launch of a Win on Waste ‘How to’ pack in 2023.
National Lottery players raise over £30 million a week for good causes across the UK. The National Lottery Community Fund distributes a share of this to projects to support people and communities to prosper and thrive.
Win on Waste Business Manager, Stacey Woods said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means that we can ensure the future of our charity into next year – our tenth anniversary year – and continue providing our valuable community waste sessions. This will make a big difference to the communities in which we work.”
During the pandemic, in 2020 alone, The National Lottery Community Fund distributed almost £1 billion to charities and community organisations across the UK.
Win on Waste was delighted to be awarded £475 by the 2021 Hall & Woodhouse Community Chest at a presentation evening on Friday 1st October.
The funding will be use to update the IT equipment used by the charity, and allow them to provide a laptop to one of their volunteers.
Speaking after the event Win on Waste Business Manager, Stacey Woods, said ‘As an environmental charity, we bring recycling into all aspects of running our activities, including our office equipment, which was kindly donated by one of our supporters. This is really beginning to show its age now, so we’re thrilled to be awarded this money by Hall & Woodhouse Community Chest to keep us up-to-date.’
She continued ‘Many of our supporters now find us through our website and social media so it’s really important that we have the tools to keep our information accurate and up-to-date’.
Win on Waste has been empowering local people in the BCP and Dorset Council areas to responsibly recycle their household waste since 2013. Despite being hit hard by Covid-19 and the closure of all 17 monthly waste collection sessions, they have been able to restart seven sessions since June 2021. Common household waste items, such as crisp packets, ink cartridges and used stamps are collected and diverted from landfill towards charities that can use them for their fundraising. Since June 2021 Win on Waste has been able to divert over 200kg of this waste towards local and national good causes.
The Hall & Woodhouse Community Chest includes an annual pool of funds totalling £50,000 pledged by Hall and Woodhouse, and also receives invaluable support, advice and local knowledge from the Dorset & Sussex Community Foundations.
Applications for the 2022 funding round will open in February 2022.
As part of the awards evening, each organisation was given the chance to submit a short video about their work – ours is below:
Win on Waste is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a funding grant by The Arnold Clark Community Fund!
This grant of £1000 will help us to continue our ongoing work of rebuilding our waste collection network, which was forced to close due to Covid-19.
Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd
Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd is one of the largest car dealer groups in Europe. But it all started with just one showroom – opened in Glasgow, Scotland, back in 1954.
Sir Arnold Clark, the founder of the company, left the Royal Air Force and used his demob money to buy a Morris Ten Four for £70. After restoring the car to its original condition, he sold it for a profit. From this first venture, Arnold Clark began to buy and sell cars. The rest, as they say, is history…
About The Arnold Clark Community Fund
It’s a devastating fact that due to COVID-19, one in ten UK charities are expected to file for bankruptcy (Pro Bono Economics, 2020).
So, as part of our commitment to give back to the communities in which we operate, we’ve created a fund to help registered UK charities and local community groups continue their important work during this challenging time.