Funding Success for Win on Waste!

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.

TNL Community Fund

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.

To find out more about the National Lottery Community Fund, visit www.TNLCommunityFund.org.uk  

Win on Waste sessions in October

We are running nine sessions for you in October – all details are below, but please get in touch if you have any queries.

  • 1st October
  • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – 10.00-11.30
  • Hamworthy Library – 10.30-11.30
  • Merley, Lantern Church – 10.30-11.30
  • 8th October
  • Ashley Road, Co-op –10.30-12.00
  • Lytchett Matravers, Scout Hut – 10.00-11.30
  • Wimborne, Methodist Church Hall – 10.30-12.00
  • 15th October
  • Corfe Mullen, St Nicholas’ Church – 10.30-11.30
  • 22nd October
  • Oakdale Library – 10.30-11.30
  • 29th October
  • Kinson Library – 10.30-11.30

Win on Waste Sessions in August

Win on Waste sessions will be running in the following areas in August 2022:

  • 6th August
    • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – 10.00-11.30
    • Hamworthy Library – 10.30-11.30
    • Merley, Lantern Church – 10.30-11.30
  • 13th August
    • Ashley Road, Co-op –10.30-12.00
    • Lytchett Matravers, Scout Hut – 10.00-11.30
  • 20th August
    • Corfe Mullen, St Nicholas’ Church – 10.30-11.30
  • 27th August
    • Oakdale Library – 10.30-11.30
    • Kinson Library – 10.30-11.30

Win on Waste in July

Win on Waste sessions will be running in the following areas in July 2022:

  • 2nd July
    • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – 10.00-11.30
    • Hamworthy – 11.00-14.30 **This session will take place at the Hamworthy Park Fete this month, and NOT the library
    • Merley, Lantern Church – 10.30-11.30
  • 9th July
    • Ashley Road, Co-op –10.30-12.00
    • Lytchett Matravers, Scout Hut – 10.00-11.30
    • Wimborne, Methodist Church Hall – 10.30-12.00
  • 16th July
    • Corfe Mullen, St Nicholas’ Church – 10.30-11.30
  • 23rd July
    • Oakdale Library – 10.30-11.30
  • 30th July
    • Kinson Library – 10.30-11.30

Win on Waste Sessions in June

We are running eight sessions in June, and some of our sessions have had to move, or postponed due to conflicting events – please see below for the up-to-date details and check the poster for the list of items each session collects.

4th June

  • Hamworthy Library – 10.30-11.30
  • Merley, Lantern Church – 10.30-11.30

11th June

  • Ashley Road, Co-op –10.30-12.00
  • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – 10.00-11.30 **this session has moved, due to a clash with the Christchurch Food Festival**
  • Lytchett Matravers Scout Hut – 10.00-11.30

18th June

  • Corfe Mullen, St Nicholas’ Church – 10.30-11.30

25th June

  • Oakdale Library – 10.30-11.30
  • Kinson Library – 10.30-11.30

Win on Waste Sessions in May

We’re back with nine waste collection sessions in May – please see below for the details of all and check the poster for the list of items each session collects.

Our Christchurch and Corfe Mullen sessions will be holding a book sale and swap, so please do come along to buy a book, or with books you’d like to move on!

7th May

  • Hamworthy Library – 10.30-11.30
  • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – 10.00-11.30
  • Merley, Lantern Church – 10.30-11.30

14th May

  • Ashley Road, Co-op –10.30-12.00
  • Wimborne, Methodist Church Hall – 10.30-12.00
  • Lytchett Matravers Scout Hut – 10.00-11.30

21st May

  • Corfe Mullen, St Nicholas’ Church – 10.30-11.30

28th May

  • Oakdale Library – 10.30-11.30
  • Kinson Library – 10.30-11.30

Win on Waste Sessions in April

We’ll be running nine waste collection sessions in April – see below for the details of all our sessions, and check the poster for the list of items each session collects.

2nd April

  • Hamworthy Library – 10.30-11.30
  • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – 10.00-11.30
  • Merley, Lantern Church – 10.30-11.30

9th April

  • Ashley Road, Co-op –10.30-12.00
  • Wimborne, Methodist Church Hall – 10.30-12.00
  • Lytchett Matravers – 10.00-11.30

16th April

  • Corfe Mullen, St Nicholas’ Church – 10.30-11.30

23rd April

  • Oakdale Library – 10.30-11.30

30th April

  • Kinson Library – 10.30-11.30

Win on Waste sessions returning in February

Thank you so much for your understanding on our decision to cancel our January Win on Waste sessions.

We’re pleased to confirm that we are able to run a full roster of collection in February in the following locations:

5th February

  • Hamworthy Library – 10.30-11.30
  • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – 10.00-11.30
  • Merley, Lantern Church – 10.30-11.30

12th February

  • Ashley Road, Co-op –10.30-12.00
  • Wimborne, Methodist Church Hall – 10.30-12.00 (with additional DonateIT collection)
  • Lytchett Matravers – 10.00-11.30

19th February

  • NEW SESSION! Corfe Mullen, St Nicholas’ Church – 10.30-11.30

26th February

  • Kinson Library – 10.30-11.30

Win on Waste Awarded Funding by Hall & Woodhouse Community Chest

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.

Business Manager, Stacey Woods, accepts the award at The Brewery Tap, Blandford.

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 Sessions in October

We have seven collection sessions running in October at:

  • Hamworthy Library – Saturday 2nd October, 10.30-11.30
  • Merley Lantern Church Hub – Saturday 2nd October, 10.30-11.30
  • Lytchett Matravers Library – Saturday 9th October, 10.00-11.30
  • Ashley Road Co-op – Saturday 9th October, 10.30-12.00
  • Wimborne Methodist Church Hall – Saturday 9th October, 10.30-12.00
  • Druitt Hall, Christchurch – Saturday 16th October, 10.00-11.30
  • Kinson Library – Saturday 30th October, 10.30-11.30

Click on the images below to see what each session will be collecting: